Loretta Lynn songs resonate again amid abortion debate | app


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Grammy-winning country music icon who died Tuesday at age 90, lived — and sang — decades of breakthroughs for women’s social movements, achievements now under threat.

A mother several times in her late teens, she gave voice to those who had historically had little control over childbirth and their own sexuality. Some of her songs reflected the lives of many rural women and mothers, lamenting their invisible labor and the repressive and gendered roles that kept them tied to a singular identity.

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