Lizzo And Live Nation Commit $1 Million To Abortion Funds And Planned Parenthood
Lizzo and Live Nation joined forces to make a $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood and money for abortions after the Roe v. Wade ruling was overturned.
“I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood. Live Nation agreed to match to make it 1 MILLION dollars,” the singer of “Grrrls” tweeted. She is one of the first famous people to express such support in public.
The pop artist then backtracked and said that some of the funds would also go to local abortion funds that are organizing in states and regions with more stringent legislation when some abortion rights advocates highlighted the advantages of doing so.
“We are going to give proceeds to @AbortionFunds as well! Thank you!,” In response to a user’s suggestion, she stated, “Lizzo please send the money directly to abortion funds!!! It would be greatly appreciated.”
Planned Parenthood is a well-funded organization, despite the fact that it is aggressively seeking donations. Abortion rights supporters have criticized it for not doing enough to make abortions safe and available in places that are more hostile to the practice, like Alabama, where independent clinics have forced to pick up the slack. Direct donations that can help local communities in need have been promoted by experts and organizations on the ground. Resources that list organizations other than Planned Parenthood have also been compiled by many publications.
Roe v. Wade
Several prohibitions were enacted in places like Oklahoma and Texas as a result of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The largest women’s rights advocacy group in Hollywood, Women in Film, announced that it is now focusing on helping those living in the places where the verdict will have the greatest impact. Other famous Hollywood actors will pay for their employees’ medical bills and travel expenses.
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