BY SUZY EXPOSITO, STAFF WRITER
JULY 11, 2022
This past June, across the Atlantic, over 200,000 fans descended upon the pastoral English village of Pilton, Somerset, for this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Yet for many in attendance, particularly for U.S. citizens, the weekend’s music was overshadowed by some breaking news: On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to reverse Roe vs. Wade, the crucial 1973 ruling that the right to an abortion was protected by the Constitution.
The move allowed lawmakers in over a dozen states to swiftly advance policies that would criminalize those who perform and seek out abortions.
Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, More Join Abortion Access Campaign
Nearly 140 musicians have joined Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffMyBody ad supporting reproductive rights
by Michelle Kim, Staff Writer
August 26 2019
Today (August 26) is Women’s Equality Day, and nearly 140 musicians—including Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and many others—have joined a new Planned Parenthood campaign called #BansOffMyBody in support of reproductive rights and abortion access. The artists have signed their names in a new full-page ad running in the August 24 issue of Billboard in order to raise awareness about the harm of sweeping early abortion bans across the country. Supporters are also encouraged to add their name to a national petition calling for an end to the abortion bans. Planned Parenthood is aiming for a goal of 500,000 signatures by the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January 2020.
Other musicians who have signed the campaign include Bon Iver, the 1975, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, HAIM, Troye Sivan, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, and Kacey Musgraves. See all the names in the ad below.