Phoebe Bridgers Opens Up On Her Abortion Experience

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By Favour Adegoke on May 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT

In the wake of the release of a leaked draft opinion from the United States Supreme Court, which proposes that the court may overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, there have been mixed reactions across the country, ranging from advocacy groups to social non-profits, and from ordinary citizens to high-profile celebrities.

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For the latter, big names like Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Busy Philipps, and Whoopi Goldberg have all come out against the possibility of the ruling from the highest court in the land. Similarly, Phoebe Bridgers, a singer and songwriter has now joined the chorus of women who believe that all women need access to planned parenthood and that they should be able to choose whether or not to have an abortion or not.

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Phoebe Bridgers Says 'Everyone Deserves That Kind Of Access'

Bridgers took to her Twitter account and her Instagram story to air her opinion on the ongoing issue of whether or not abortion should be legal in the state. The singer shared her story about getting an abortion late last year while she was on tour to highlight her point.


"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," she wrote.

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Bridgers' recent post against the cancellation of planned parenthood access is not the first time she would be advocating for abortion rights. In October 2020, she performed as part of the virtual fundraiser festival "Village of Love," which benefited Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles and New York, and she seems ready to continue being a voice for women in need of such services.

Her tweet also provided a link to The Cut's story "Donate to an Abortion Fund Right Now," which contains a list of active organizations that help women in need of abortion coordinate and pay for treatments within their locations.

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Fans Reaction

The "Sloppy Jane" alum didn't specify which Planned Parenthood she visited in her tweet, but given that she abruptly canceled a gig in October while on tour in one of the red states, it's safe to assume she went to a clinic in that location.

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Fans were eager to respond to her message, with the majority of the discussion focusing on the prospect of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

One fan said, "Hope you're doing okay. It's such a disappointment seeing these laws ruin so many people's lives. Everyone has a right to decide whether or not they have one and should be able to decide in their own time. Thank you for sharing this with us."

Another fan tweeted, "YES and I'm sure the decision wasn't easy. Nobody wants to be in that situation but if it happens, it is OUR BODY OUR CHOICE, why is this so hard to understand?"

Some States Have Already Enacted Laws Against Abortion

Many people, including the 26-year-old Bridgers, consider the leaked report as an unprecedented attack on women's sexual, reproductive, and abortion rights in the United States and have come out strongly against it.

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While most people are still angry about the leaked draft, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on a case involving a Republican-backed Mississippi abortion law that has the capacity to modify or overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the country.

In preparation for the verdict, Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed more draconian abortion prohibitions, with five states implementing legislation in 2022 that makes abortion illegal earlier in pregnancy than Roe vs. Wade allows.

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Abortion Rights Advocacy Groups

On the hand, Abortion rights advocacy groups such as Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Emily's List are not laying low. They have garnered funds up to the tune of 150 million dollars to spend on the 2022 midterm elections as they fight to forestall any plans against abortion access across the country.

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States like Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California are at the top of the list of recipients of cash since preserving such states will go a long way toward preventing planned parenthood from being completely eliminated. Money will be spent on advertising and voter outreach in state capitals and at the national level, among other things.

As the abortion rights debate heats up around the country, there will almost certainly be more support for such organizations from people like Bridgers in the coming days.


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