Olivia Rodrigo voices support for abortion rights: ‘Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians’

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  • In the wake of the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in favor of overturning the 1973 landmark decision on Roe v. Wade, pop star Olivia Rodrigo spoke out in support of abortion rights during her concert in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.
  • “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians,” Rodrigo said. “I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.”
  • Rodrigo is one of the latest celebrities to use their platform to advocate for abortion rights, following George Takei, Olivia Munn and many others.

Filipino American pop star Olivia Rodrigo spoke out in support of abortion rights during her concert in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.

In the wake of the recently leaked Supreme Court documents in favor of overturning the 1973 landmark decision on Roe v. Wade, the singer-songwriter took a moment to advocate for the right to legal abortion while on stage for her “Sour” tour on Wednesday night. 

“Because we’re in D.C., I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how heartbroken I am over the Supreme Court’s potential decision,” Rodrigo expressed, as the crowd cheered.  

“Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians,” she added. “I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get. So important.”

Roe v. Wade guarantees the constitutional right to abortions nationwide. Its pending renouncement would immediately outlaw abortion in nearly half of the states in the country. 

Rodrigo is the latest celebrity to use their platform in light of the recent leak to advocate for abortion rights, joining George Takei, Olivia Munn, Susan Sarandon, Phoebe Bridgers and Halsey, among many others.

Feature Image via @DailyRodrigo

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