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Donations, chants and calls for change: Celebrity reactions to Row’s end

Musicians, athletes and other celebrities are using their platforms to react to the overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood on Friday.

The Conservative court decision has already led to a ban on abortion in several states and sparked protests across the country.

Singer Lizzo, after the decision, announced that she would donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood. and the abortion rights organization from her upcoming tour starting in September.

“Black women [and] women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources – a big loss, but not a new one,” Lizzo wrote on her Instagram account.

Concert promoter Live Nation has pledged the same $500,000 to abortion rights organizations and has also agreed to cover travel expenses for employees seeking abortions out of state, the company said on Instagram.

British singer Harry Styles wrote in a post on the social network that he feels “absolutely devastated” because of the Americans, and urged his fans to contact loved ones.

Stiles, in an interview with The Howard Stern Show last month, said he doesn’t believe anyone should be making decisions about “someone else’s body” after a draft decision was leaked from the Supreme Court in May, according to Seventeen.

The stars also made their voices heard on social media following the decision.

Singer Phoebe Bridgers asked her fans to chant “Fuck the Supreme Court” for three while performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Friday.

“All these irrelevant old bastards are trying to tell us what to do with our fucking bodies,” Bridgers said of the Supreme Court judges.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Bridgers has been outspoken in her support for abortion rights, releasing a cover of Bo Burnham’s song in 2021 to help a number of Texas abortion funds.

She is previously revealed that she had an abortion and contacted Planned Parenthood for help.

In addition to musicians, sports stars also supported the decision.

LeBron James shared a tweet saying that universal health care and attempts to lower the maternal mortality rate for blacks in the South would be the focus of abortion advocates if they were concerned about the lives of “babies”.

Friday’s Decision: “TOTALLY ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL!!” James tweeted.

Below you can read the reactions of other celebrities to the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish the right to abortion.

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