The band Paramore is going to donate a dollar from each ticket sale to help support reproductive care, including abortion services.
Lead singer Hayley Williams broke her self-imposed social media ban to express her outrage when Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this year.
Paramore Will Donate One Dollar From Every Ticket Sold To Abortion Services
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In a clearly worded Instagram post, the band began their lengthy statement, saying, “We are outraged by the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion, affecting millions across the country.”
“$1 of every ticket sold for our US Fall 2022 shows will be donated to ARC Southeast, an organization that provides funding and logistical support to ensure Southerners receive safe and compassionate reproductive care including abortion services,” they continue.
In addition, “$1 of every ticket sold for our Bonner Springs, Kansas show will be donated to Kansas Abortion Fund, an organization that provides assistance to Kansas in need of financial support to obtain abortion services.”
“ARC Southeast provides funding and logistical support to ensure Southerners receive safe and compassionate reproductive care including abortion services,” they wrote. “For more information, head to: arc-southeast.org.”
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The message goes on to say that “The Kansas Abortion Fund was founded to assist all Kansans in need of financial support to obtain abortion services. For more information, head to: kansasabortionfund.org.”
“$1 of every ticket sold for our Toronto, ON show will be donated to Women’s Shelters Canada,” they wrote, even though the recent SCOTUS ruling did not impact women’s right to healthcare in Canada. “Women’s Shelters Canada works with 600+ women’s shelters across Canada, supporting women and children fleeing violence. For more information, head to: sheltersafe.ca.”
They concluded their statement, writing, “We look forward to supporting more causes on future tours and thank you to those of you coming to these start up dates. See you soon.”
Hayley Williams Vents Her ‘Angry Feelings’ On Roe v. Wade Reversal
On June 24, the “Misery Business” singer took to Instagram to vent her frustrations with the recent SCOTUS ruling.
“It still feels impossible to comprehend that we live in a country so divided on basic human rights, namely healthcare and women’s reproductive rights,” she wrote. “if recent history shows a pattern – and it does – you’d have to imagine when these children are forcibly brought into this world that this country won’t take care of them but rather teach them to take cover. what are we f—ing doing?”
“im so angry and tired im not the only one. i don’t post things personally/myself on this app anymore but i redownloaded this morning to say something bc it felt weird to have our team post my angry feelings for me,” she continued.
“i know that there are countless org leaders, activists, and citizens of this country who are on here doing thankless work to make any semblance of progress. keeping hope alive. thank you so much to people who are fighting for women’s rights daily and in ways i’ll never even know,” she concluded. “today is NOT the end.”
She encouraged her followers to “please follow @plannedparenthood @aclu_nationwide for resources.”
One follower wrote, “PLEASE donate to LOCAL ABORTION FUNDS, not planned parenthood. It is SO IMPORTANT to uplift these orgs which provide extensive care and resources in ways national orgs DO NOT. the thought and the message are great, but this is the information that must be pushed right now.”
Hayley Williams Is An Outspoken Advocate For Women’s Healthcare Rights
On May 4, the “Fake Happy” singer posted a photo of women dressed as handmaids from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” series on her Instagram page.
“A ban on abortion would allow states to strip women of what is a basic human right to reproductive healthcare,” she wrote. “I am especially concerned as a woman from the South, where given the option, a ban would almost certainly be guaranteed.”
“For folks in MS, you can find more information and resources from the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund at the link in story,” she continued. “For the rest of my Southern friends and family in the Southeastern states (including MS) there’s Arc Southeast, a reproductive justice organization. Get involved at the link in story.”
“For more info, resources, and guidance, head to @plannedparenthood’s website at the link in story,” she concluded. “Thanks for reading – H.”