Olivia Rodrigo Loudly Calls For ‘The Right To Have A Safe Abortion’ Onstage At DC Concert

Teenage pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo raises her voice in defense of abortion rights following the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would end the constitutional right to process across the United States

The new Grammy winner delivered a powerful message to her legions of young fans on the final leg of her sold-out Sour Tour in Washington, DC on Wednesday night.

Addressing the potential impact of the overthrow of Roe v. Wade onstage mid-concert, Rodrigo encouraged the crowd to stand up for reproductive rights.

“Because we’re in DC, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how heartbroken I am about the Supreme Court’s potential decision,” the singer said, drawing cheers from the crowd.

“What a woman does with her body should never be in the hands of politicians,” she continued. “I hope we can use our voices to protect our right to safe abortion, a right that so many before us have worked so hard to achieve. It’s so important,” she continued before resuming the show.

The ‘Driver’s License’ singer tops the charts joins a growing chorus of celebrities expressing grave concern over the potential dismantling of half a century of women’s rights.

If the landmark 1973 case were overturned, it would likely prompt as many as 26 states to ban or severely restrict access to abortion, with the worst-affected areas most heavily concentrated in the South.

Celebrities from Amy Schumer and Halsey to Mark Ruffalo and Phoebe Bridgers, who have spoken out about her own abortion experience, have expressed outrage on social media and beyond in recent days to condemn the draft advisory.

Rodrigo, in particular, holds a huge influence on a younger generation as a singer and star of the hugely popular Disney+ series. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

As part of an effort to increase vaccination rates for young people against COVID-19, Rodrigo was invited by the Biden administration to the White House in July.

As well as filming videos to encourage vaccinations, Rodrigo also spoke at a briefing alongside press secretary Jen Psaki, where she remarked on how she was “beyond humility” to “help spread the message about the importance of vaccinating young people.

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