During a stop in Washington, D.C. for her Sour concert tour, Olivia Rodrigo had harsh words for the Supreme Court.
Two days after a leaked opinion draught indicated that a majority of justices would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established the right to abortion, the 19-year-old singer chastised the Court.
“Because we’re in D.C., I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to express how heartbroken I am about the Supreme Court’s likely ruling,” Rodrigo remarked to applause from the crowd on Wednesday night.
“Politicians should never have access to our bodies,” she concluded. “I hope we can all raise our voices to defend our right to a safe abortion, which so many people before us have fought so hard for.” It’s quite crucial.”
Rodrigo is one of many celebrities who have spoken out against the decision, which is expected to be announced by the end of June. Rodrigo’s fellow artist Phoebe Bridgers revealed on Tuesday that she had an abortion in October and stressed the need of abortion rights for everybody.
Bridgers posted on her Instagram Story, “I had an abortion in October of last year while on tour.” “I went to Planned Parenthood and they gave me an abortion.”
Until a final judgment is reached, abortion remains a constitutionally protected right in the United States, but if Roe is overturned, at least 23 states will likely forbid or severely restrict the procedure.
Rodrigo is currently on tour in celebration of her Grammy-winning first album, American Sour, and will go to Europe on June 11.