Artists protest at potential overturning of Roe v. Wade


News that the US Supreme Court has provisionally voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalised abortion nationally in the US continues to spark protests – including from musicians.

Halsey described the decision as “a catastrophic shift in our fundamental rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health care” and encouraged fans to protest and donate to relevant organisations fighting the plans. “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.”

Olivia Rodrigo, meanwhile, said she was “heartbroken” by the decision, during a concert in Washington D.C. this week. “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians. I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right, to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.”

Meanwhile, Phoebe Bridgers tweeted about her recent experience. “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,” she wrote.

Written by: Stuart Dredge