Phoebe Bridgers donated some of the money from her trip to North America to an abortion charity.
The singer-songwriter announced her decision on social media today (May 6), a week before the tour began in Las Vegas.
This move comes after the release of an initial draft opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court is willing to overturn Roe vs. Roe. Wade. Chief Justice John Roberts has since confirmed the authenticity of the document, but said the draft did not represent the decision of the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.
The draft opinions may be the subject of multiple variations and exchanges of votes, sometimes up to a few days before they are circulated, so the decision of the court is not final. However, if the court proceeds to overturn the significant case, abortion would no longer be a protected right in the United States, and each state would be able to decide individually whether it should restrict or prohibit abortion.
“The journey begins in seven days,” Bridgers wrote on Instagram. “One dollar from each bill will go to The Mariposa Fund, which works to provide abortion, specifically for undocumented people who already have a huge systemic barrier to safe reproductive health services.”
The musician also added a few new shows to his schedule, including one at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. She will be accompanied by Sloppy Jane, Charlie Hickey, Claud, MUNA and Christian Lee Hutson at various stops of the tour. The remaining tickets can be purchased here.
Bridgers’ action comes after he spoke out earlier this week against Roe Vs. Wade. In doing so, the star shared her own experience with abortion, saying, “I had an abortion last October while touring. I went to Planned Parenthood, where they gave me the abortion pill. It was Everyone deserves that kind of access. ” “.
Today, Rage Against The Machine is partnered with the voices of the entertainment world who have spoken out in favor of abortion rights. “Criminalization of access to abortion will only increase the disproportionate suffering of the poor, BIPOC and undocumented communities,” the band wrote in a statement shared on social media.
“The steady shift to the right of both major parties should scare us all: an awakening call that we desperately need to organize people’s radical power against a state of war that continues to attack people’s lives.”