Phoebe Bridgers shares 'easy' abortion story after Roe v. Wade leak
Following the shocking news that the US Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade next month, singer Phoebe Bridgers has disclosed on her social media handles that she had an abortion last autumn while on tour. The revelation came after pro-choice demonstrators came to the streets of Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 2.
Emily Ratajkowski, Amy Schumer, and Amber Tamblyn were among the celebrities that gathered in New York City's Foley Square to join the protests. 27-year-old Bridgers, who was born and raised in California, detailed her saga on Instagram on Tuesday, May 3 in response to a leaked draft that revealed the potential knockdown of the 1973 landmark case that virtually legalized abortions throughout America. Bridgers wrote on her social media: "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." The Grammy-nominated singer also shared a donation link with her 560,000 Instagram followers.
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
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This isn't the first time Bridges has emphasized the need for abortion rights. She developed a version of Bo Burnham's 'That Funny Feeling' and sold it on the Bandcamp app to raise cash for abortion financing in Texas after Governor Greg Abbot signed a bill barring abortions beyond six weeks. "This one's for Greg Abbott," she stated on Instagram when she announced the song's release.
US President Joe Biden has previously slammed the "radical" draft judgment, warning that if Roe v Wade is repealed, other rights such as same-sex marriage and birth control might be jeopardized.
Abortion is permitted in the United States until around 24 weeks into a pregnancy, although the precise time varies by state. If the verdict is reversed by the conservative-dominated Supreme Court, where Republicans have a 6-3 majority, it will give individual states the authority to determine whether or not to prohibit abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization, 26 states are "certain or likely" to outlaw abortion if Roe v. Wade is reversed.
Abortion rights have come under attack in recent months as Republican-led states tighten regulations, with some attempting to outlaw all abortions beyond six weeks when many women are not even aware they are pregnant. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey approved legislation prohibiting abortions beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy in March. Meanwhile, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a six-week abortion limit that allows fetal family members to sue doctors who perform abortions after that period, similar to a Texas law passed last year.