Sexual Health + Identity

Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Other Celebrities Sign Planned Parenthood Petition For Abortion Rights

A full-page ad was published in today’s New York Times, signed by nearly 160 celebrities condemning a Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Artists including Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Demi Lovato, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and more stand with with Planned Parenthood, which published the #BansOffOurBodies petition, denouncing the draft opinion indicating that was leaked nearly two weeks ago.

The letter says: “The Supreme Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away the constitutional right to abortion. Our power to plan our own futures and control our own bodies depends on our ability to access sexual and reproductive care, including abortion.” Other signees of the petition include Camila Cabello, Tinashe, Hailey Bieber, Hari Nef, Paramore, King Princess, Soccer Mommy, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, and more. “We are Artists. Creators. Storytellers. We are the new generation stepping into our power. Now we are being robbed or our power. We will not go back — and we will not back down,” the letter reads.

Several artists who signed the petition had already spoken publicly against the rollback of Roe v. Wade. Phoebe Bridgers posted on social media about her own experience with abortion, tweeting “I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour. I went to Planned Parenthood where they gave me the abortion pill. It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access.” Olivia Rodrigo spoke about the importance of abortion access at a recent sold-out concert in Washington D.C., saying “Because we’re in D.C., I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how heartbroken I am over the Supreme Court’s potential decision.” Halsey shared a lengthy post on Instagram, writing “The effects of this decision will spiral into lethal situations for our entire country. Most seriously impacting people of color, rural areas, and socioeconomically impacted communities.”

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, millions of people will lose access to abortion — which is already the case in many of the country’s “abortion deserts,” or areas where people must travel over 100 miles to access abortion care. This will disproportionately impact communities of color, rural communities, and low-income communities the most. Currently, however, abortion is still legal across the country.

“Should the Supreme Court take away the constitutional right to safe, legal abortion, young people stand to lose the most,” Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. “What we see in young people from all walks of life is that they aren’t backing down — not today, not ever. Like the artists who signed on to this ad, their resolve to keep bans off their bodies is a source of hope during a dark time, and we are determined to keep fighting alongside them, for them.”

The petition was published ahead of the Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action on May 14. Protests, rallies, and events across the country in support of abortion rights, expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people.

You can sign the petition yourself at bansoff.org.

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