There aren't many openly anti-choicers in the music industry or Hollywood, but an impressive squad of musicians have come together to protest the sweeping, Draconian abortion restrictions being passed around the country in a new Planned Parenthood campaign called "Bans Off My Body."
"Freedom is the foundation of music" reads a full-page Billboard ad titled "Band Together Bans Off."
It's signed "in solidarity" by a list of 136 artists across genres and levels of celebrity, including Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Troye Sivan, Hayley Kiyoko, Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, Megan Thee Stallion, St. Vincent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Daya, HAIM, Tove Lo, Sky Ferreira, Sia, Nancy Whang, Princess Nokia, Kim Gordon, K. Flay, Sleater Kinney, Grace VanderWaal, Best Coast, Fiona Apple, Spoon, The National, Death Cab for Cutie, G-Eazy, Foo Fighters, Carole King, A$AP Ferg, Beck, Bon Iver, Best Coast, John Legend, Nine Inch Nails and... more. Wow!
"Through music, we have the power to create, to be who we are as individuals, to speak, and live our truth," the ad continues. "Access to sexual and reproductive health care is about that same freedom. Because no one is free unless they control their body. Right now our bodies are under attack on in this country. Sweeping bans on access to safe, legal abortion are stripping away our freedoms. Now is the time to band together and say keep your bans off our bodies."
US Friends: 25 MILLION. That’s how many women live in a state where abortion could be outlawed if Roe is overturned… https://t.co/d5nip5yqr6— DUA LIPA (@DUA LIPA) 1566666811.0
I know I’m young, but this is important to me. Because it’s about freedom. And equality. In 2019 so far, over 300 b… https://t.co/ngDJ6ZTTr7— Grace VanderWaal (@Grace VanderWaal) 1566865905.0
women's bodies are their own i stand in support of reproductive rights, planned parenthood, and equal access to ab… https://t.co/EYby0WipcV— K.Flay (@K.Flay) 1566923725.0
Today, over 130 musicians and artists are standing with Planned Parenthood. Who’s with us? Sign the petition: tex… https://t.co/C9UrKB7NDK— nine inch nails (@nine inch nails) 1566851464.0
To my friends and fans in the US. Our bodies are our own. If they are not, we can not be truly free. Or equal. Joi… https://t.co/tVL28WvxfD— Tove Lo (@Tove Lo) 1566830384.0
This is important to me. It’s personal. It’s about freedom. Politicians have filed 300+ bills restricting abortion… https://t.co/OzEpNxzntw— Best Coast (@Best Coast) 1566920893.0
Through the campaign, Planned Parenthood hopes to gather 500,000 signatures for its online petition to raise awareness about abortion rights. Sign here.
"Abortion access and reproductive health and rights are under attack like never before, and we need everyone to fight back," Planned Parenthood's president, Alexis McGill, said in a statement on the campaign. "Planned Parenthood is grateful to these artists for using their incredible platforms to declare that our bodies are our own -- if they are not, we can never be truly free or equal."
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