Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey and Megan Thee Stallion were among more than 150 artists who signed on to a letter denouncing the US Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion threatening the possibility of Roe V’s overthrow. Wade.
The letter, shared as part of Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffOurBodies campaign that also includes the signatures of Olivia Rodrigo, Clairo, The Regrettes, Snail Mail and Angel Olsen, appears throughout the page. New York Times ad today (May 13). See the ad and the full list of signatures below.
“The Supreme Court is planning to overturn the Roe v. Wade case, stripping the constitutional right to abortion,” the ad reads. “Our power to plan our future and take control of our bodies depends on our access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.”
The ad continues: “We are Artists. Creator. Storyteller. We are the new generation entering our power. Now we are being robbed of our power. WE WON’T BACK – AND WE WON’T BACK. ”
Published on 2nd May by Politico Leaked draft comments written by Justice Samuel Alito argued that Roe suing Wade was “seriously wrong from the start” and added that “it’s time to heed the Constitution and return the matter.” abortion for elected representatives of the people”.
Although drafts have been confirmed as authentic, draft comments can be put to multiple drafts and voted on, sometimes just days before they are shared, so decisions are made. The court’s decision is not final. However, if the courts handle the landmark case, abortion will no longer be protected as a federal right in the United States for the first time since 1973, and each state will be able to decide on its own. about the restriction or prohibition of abortion.
The New York Times ad runs the day before Our Nationwide Ban on Bodies Action Day, set for Saturday (May 14), with rallies expected nationwide in support abortion rights.
Today, I will boldly declare with more than 160 artists #BanOffOurBodies + facing the risk of losing the reproductive freedom of millions of people nationwide. Tmr May 14 people across the country are coming together to say NO to anti-abortion laws pic.twitter.com/BRtXuHRiez
– Best Coast (@BestCoast) May 13, 2022
“If the Supreme Court takes away the constitutional right to safe, legal abortion, young people will lose a lot,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. best”. “A lot of us – who grew up with the understanding that Roe is the law of settlement – could never have imagined that our children would have less rights and less freedom over their bodies. and their future.”
Johnson continued: “What we see in young people from all walks of life is that they don’t back down – not today, never. Like the artists who signed on to this ad, their determination not to ban their bodies is a source of hope in dark times, and we are determined to continue to fight by their side, for them. “
Meanwhile, Bridgers has pledged a portion of the money from her upcoming North American tour will go to an abortion charity.
“The tour starts in seven days,” the singer wrote on Instagram earlier this month. “One dollar per ticket will go to the Mariposa Foundation, which works to provide abortion services, especially to the undocumented, who have encountered huge systemic barriers in trying to get an abortion. safe reproductive health services.”
Bridgers’ actions after she spoke out against the possibility of Roe vs. Wade was exposed while sharing her own abortion experience, saying: “I had an abortion last October while on tour. I planned to be a parent where they gave me the abortion pill. It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access.”
Signers like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Halsey have also shared statements against the potential US Supreme Court decision.
https://www.nme.com/news/music/billie-eilish-phoebe-bridgers-and-halsey-sign-letter-against-us-supreme-courts-overturn-of-abortion-rights-3225228?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=billie-eilish-phoebe-bridgers-and-halsey-sign-letter-against-us-supreme-courts-overturn-of-abortion-rights Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey condemn overturn of abortion rights