Teen pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo is raising her voice to stand for abortion rights after the Supreme Court leaked a draft opinion that would end the constitutional right to the procedure across America
The newly minted Grammy winner penned a powerful message for her young fans on the most recent stop of her sold-out Sour tour in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.
Addressing the potential impact of Rowe v. Wade being overturned in a mid-stage concert, Rodrigo encouraged the crowd to stand up for reproductive rights.
“Since we’re in D.C., I can’t miss this opportunity to talk about how sad I am at a possible Supreme Court decision,” said the singer, with the crowd cheering for the settlement.
“What a woman does with her body should never be in the hands of politicians,” she continued. “I hope we can use our voices to defend our right to a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get. It’s so important,” she said. The show continued before restarting.
Chart-Topping “Drivers License” Singer Join a growing group of celebrities expressing serious concern over the possible end of half a century of women’s rights.
Should the landmark 1973 case be overturned, it would likely prompt 26 states to ban or ban abortions, as the worst-hit regions in the South have been affected.
From Amy Schumer and Halsey to Mark Ruffalo and Phoebe Bridgers, who opened up about their own experience with abortion, have expressed their outrage on social media and in recent days for condemning the draft opinion.
Rodrigo, in particular, continues to have a tremendous impact on a younger generation as a singer and star of the hugely popular Disney+ series.High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
Rodrigo was invited to the White House by the Biden administration in July, as part of an effort to increase vaccination rates among youth against COVID-19.
In addition to filming videos to encourage vaccination, Rodrigo also spoke at a briefing with Press Secretary Jen Psaki, where he remarked that he was “to help spread the message about the importance of vaccination to youth.” “How “beyond humble”.