Olivia Rodrigo has stopped her concert in Washington, DC to address the issue of the right to “safe abortion”.
The 19-year-old pop star expressed her concern after a document tracked down by the U.S. Supreme Court suggested that the iconic Rowe v. Wade case in 1973 that legalized abortion in America could be lifted, and strongly stated that “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians.”
She told the crowd at The Anthem on Wednesday night (04.05.22): “Since we are in the District of Columbia, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to say how my heart beats over a potential Supreme Court decision.
“Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians. I hope we can raise our voices to defend our right to a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people have worked on before us. ”
The “Good 4 U” hitmaker is addressing the issue after American musician Phoebe Bridgers said she had an abortion while touring last year.
The “Smoke Signals” singer said “everyone” should have “access” to abortion services such as Planned Parenthood, and shared “a large list of places to donate right now.”
She tweeted, “I had an abortion last October when I was on tour.
“I went to planned parenting, where I was given a pill to terminate the pregnancy. It was easy.
“Everyone deserves such access.”
Other stars defending the right to abortion include James Corden.
The host of the “Late Late Show” is “in solidarity with women”, making their own decisions about their bodies.
He said: “This news is staggering, sad and horrible in the future, which has implications for fundamental rights that we have all considered guaranteed.
“I and everyone here on The Late Late Show are in solidarity with women today and every day, and I very much hope that the decision-makers in this country will think long and hard before letting this devastating overthrow of human rights stand.”