Following the leaked Supreme Court opinion which implied that abortion rights in the US may be overturned, the musician opened up about her experience
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA CREATIVE COMMONS
On Monday (2 May), Politico published a leaked draft opinion, written by conservative justice Samuel Alito, which suggests that the US Supreme Court is set to upend abortion rights by overturning Roe vs Wade. Alito wrote: “We hold that Roe… must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.” As soon as the news was released, protestors flooded to the Supreme Court and held a demonstration through the night and people continued to join the next day.
On 3 May, musician Phoebe Bridgers opened up about having an abortion. I really appreciated how she didn’t contextualise her reasons for having one, which is often expected or demanded from people who share their experiences. She simply wrote: “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 also included a link to an article sharing abortion fundraisers.
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.— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) May 3, 2022
Here’s a big list of places you can donate to right now. https://t.co/jT0sk6CeNX
In the comments section, fans thanked and praised her for sharing her experience. Advocates For Youth, an organisation fighting for abortion access, LGBTQI rights and honest sex education responded saying: “thank you, @phoebe_bridgers, for sharing your abortion story. 💗”
“everybody — regardless of race, age, income, zip code, etc. — should be able to freely access abortion care, including access to the abortion pill.”
The organisation also included a link with information on medical abortions.
On 3 May, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also posted a reminder and warning that the Supreme Court is “coming for” same-sex marriage and civil rights next. The current political climate is a stark reminder that we must stand together in solidarity. We all deserve autonomy and safety.
As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 3, 2022
Manchin is blocking Congress codifying Roe. House has seemingly forgotten about Clarence Thomas. These 2 points must change https://t.co/5Isec0osV0
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