Out bisexual singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has opened up about having an abortion last year.
“I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour,” Bridgers wrote in a message posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “I went to planned parenthood where they gave me the abortion pill. It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access.”
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.
Here’s a big list of places you can donate to right now. https://t.co/jT0sk6CeNX
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) May 3, 2022
Bridgers’ post comes in the wake of Monday’s revelation that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that has secured abortion rights in the United States for the past fifty years.
In a draft decision written in regards to a Mississippi abortion case heard by the Court in December, and which was obtained by Politico, conservative Justice Samuel Alito declared that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and that the decision in the 1973 ruling “must be overturned.”
While the Court is not bound by the draft decision, which is still a work in progress, it does provide an indicator of how the Court will ultimately rule in the Mississippi case. A final decision is expected sometime this summer.
Should the Court overturn Roe, 26 states are either certain or likely to ban abortion access, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Since news of the draft decision broke Monday, thousands of pro-choice supporters have rallied around the country to defend abortion rights, including at the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.
Bridgers has spoken out for abortion rights before. In response to the passage of a Texas law that banned the procedure after six weeks, she released a cover of Bo Burnham’s “That Funny Feeling” on bandcamp in October, with proceeds going to Texas abortion funds.
“This one’s for Greg Abbott,” she wrote in a message on Instagram, referring to the Texas governor who signed the bill into law.
With her Twitter post Tuesday, Bridgers also included a link to an article that provides a list of organizations and advocacy groups that are fighting for abortion rights across the country. “Here’s a big list of places you can donate to right now,” she wrote.