Billie Eilish Says She's Donating a Portion of Her Music Midtown Festival Guarantee to Planned Parenthood

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Billie Eilish during an interview at the music and art festival "MS Dockville" on Aug 16, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany

Billie Eilish is heading down to Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend to perform at the star-studded Music Midtown festival, but the songstress chose to do good with the money she'll be receiving.

The 17-year-old took to Instagram stories on Friday (Sept. 13) to announce that she will be "donating a portion of my guarantee" from the festival to Planned Parenthood Southeast. "ATLANTA. one of my favorite places in the world, to be in, and play shows!!" she wrote. "but i do not love the state’s lawmaker’s decision to take away women’s rights. I still cannot believe we are even having this conversation in 2019."

Last month, Eilish was among 136 artists who joined Planned Parenthood to protest laws in states across the U.S. restricting access to abortion, as part of the Bans Off My Body campaign. Back in May, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed one of the country’s most restrictive abortion laws, banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, the time when doctors can usually start detecting a heartbeat.

The goal is to gain half a million signatures on an online petition opposing the bans by Jan. 22, 2020, which marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, making access to legal abortion a constitutional right.

 

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