Raising A Voice For Choice

It may play well in Peoria but, after the tough new abortion law that passed in Louisiana last week, probably not in New Orleans. A starry prochoice public-service announcement is scheduled to run soon on MTV. It features seven popular musicians, Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite, Crystal Waters, the Tom Tom Club's Tina Weymouth, MC Lyte, Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Corina and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. Producer-director Juliet Cuming is pleased at how many were willing to make a political statement. "I think the women who showed up were very brave," she says. "Everyone asked, 'Why hasn't anyone done this before?' " Several brought along young friends, who also appear in the spot. Says Cuming, "We're pro-choice, not anti-children."