John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

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John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'
FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, John Legend performs "Preach" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer says he isn’t sure a boycott would lead to the states changing course, but he knows that “money talks.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws.

The Oscar and Grammy-winning performer says he isn’t sure a boycott would lead to the states changing course, but he knows that “money talks.”

Legend says women need to have the freedom to make decisions about their pregnancies and there’s “no way” for any group to have equality if they don’t. He’s the latest celebrity to speak out against the abortion laws, which haven’t yet taken effect.

He called on voters to put pressure on lawmakers to reverse course on the restrictive laws.

Legend spoke in Los Angeles on Monday while promoting a Pampers campaign to install more baby-changing tables in men’s restrooms.