John Legend opens up about the new abortion laws: [It's] 'sickening to me' (Exclusive)

Ever since Alabama, Missouri and more states passed the country's most restrictive abortion laws, celebrities have been speaking up. 

Kristin Wiig's pulled out of an upcoming Lionsgate project that was set to film in Georgia following the signing of anti-abortion legislation, while comedian Tiffany Haddish postponed her Atlanta stand up show due to the controversial law.

John Legend is among the people in Hollywood to react to the latest abortion ban laws. During an exclusive interview on behalf of his partnership with Pampers, the "Voice" judge opened up about the harsh and controversial laws, most of which seek to ban abortion with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest.

"I think it's a concern and it's a huge fundamental part of humanity is deciding when you want to have kids. A lot of people are like 'you have two beautiful kids,' and obviously that's a controversial topic and a lot of people have pretty intrenched opinions about it but the bottom line is we had two kids because we wanted to have two kids," the EGOT-winner explained. "The idea that the state would force that kind of decision on any women is sickening to me and especially when you look at the make up of these legislators: Almost all men, almost all older white men that are making these decisions for all of the people in their state."

Legend noted how the disturbing plots of Hulu's award-winning show, "Handmaid's Tale," which takes place over the course of 15 years in the '70s and '80s, echos the outrageous laws that are being passed in 2019.

"It's just a scary time and everyone's made the comparison to "Handmaid's Tale," and the level of repression that that fictional show represents, but I think it's an apt comparison at this point when you see what these states are trying to implement. It's a scary, dangerous time for women. Particularly right now."

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