Sweeping bans on access to safe, legal abortion in states have put abortion access at risk for far too many people in the United States. Already in 2019, more than 300 bills restricting abortion access have been filed in states across the country, and states have enacted 26 bans on abortion. This week, the Trump administration forced Planned Parenthood and other providers out of the Title X program through the unethical gag rule. Planned Parenthood has been in the program since it was created nearly 50 years ago, and has been the largest provider, serving 40 percent of all Title X patients.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood unveiled a list of musicians — ranging from Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande to the Foo Fighters and Halsey — over the weekend who are “standing with Planned Parenthood” in a new social media campaign aimed at boosting their mailing list via a petition they hope music fans will sign. The reproductive-rights organization posted a list of over 100 artists who support Planned Parenthood’s mission, specifically their “Bans Off My Body” initiative (which kicked off in July) in the wake of recent legislative efforts across the country in various states that seek to roll back abortion rights.
The #BansOffMyBody campaign seeks to center the people who are impacted by these draconian restrictions on reproductive health and freedom, and encourages people to join together — and with Planned Parenthood — to take action and fight back.
As part of Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffMyBody campaign, the artists signed on to the “Band Together, Bans Off” ad — which appears in the August 24 issue of Billboard — to raise awareness about the harm of sweeping bans on access to safe, legal abortion and affirm that no one is free unless they control their own body. The ad is supported by nearly 140 artists, including LIZZO, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Beck, Billie Eilish, Bon Iver, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, G-Eazy, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, Troye Sivan, Macklemore, Hayley Kiyoko, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Carole King, Dua Lipa, Meghan Trainor, and more. The 1975, who railed against Alabama’s abortion laws in May at the state’s Hangout Festival, are also represented on the list of supporting bands.
“I’m proud to be standing up for Planned Parenthood as they fight for fair and equal access to reproductive rights. We cannot live freely and move fully in the world when our basic right to access the reproductive health care we need is under attack. Every person deserves the right to control their body, their life, and their future.” Billie Eilish