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Britney Spears has finally brought bipartisanship to Congress.
Since her explosive testimony to a Los Angeles courtroom asking a judge to free her from a conservatorship overseen by her “bullying” and “abusive” father, Spears’ cause has been taken up by Capitol Hill pols on both sides of the aisle.
“#FreeBritney reads a pair of tweets from Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee members.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 12: Honoree Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
(J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
“It’s insane you can force a woman to basically sterilize herself under the guise of protection. If this is happening to Britney Spears, how many other women across the country are silently suffering?” tweeted Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.)
Democratic politicians were equally impassioned.
“Since the beginning, men have exercised control over women’s bodies, minds, and aspirations,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) told The Post. “Ms. Spears, along with women around the world, are entitled to full autonomy of their bodies, rights and financial assets.”
Others spoke out about Spears’ claims that her guardians would not allow her to see a doctor to remove an IUD.
“Reproductive coercion is wrong – period,” California Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said in a tweet. “Everyone should have the freedom to make choices over their own bodies and reproductive care.”
Britney Spears’ estimated $60 million estate has been tightly controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, since she suffered a public meltdown in 2007.
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