Olivia Rodrigo weighs in on abortion rights debate at concert – Reuters

Olivia Rodrigo broached the subject of abortion rights during her concert on Wednesday night.

Footage filmed by fans attending The Anthem in Washington, DC was uploaded online Thursday and shows the Sour hitmaker offering her take on the controversial issue.

Earlier this week, a first draft majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked online, with the document indicating that U.S. Supreme Court justices are considering overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark 1973 decision – and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in a pending final. judgment on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

“Because we’re in DC, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how heartbroken I am about the potential Supreme Court decision,” Olivia told the crowd. “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians. I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many before us have worked so hard to achieve. »

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a case involving the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi state law that prohibits abortion after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. A decision is expected in late June or early July.

A representative of the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the authenticity of the leaked document, but insisted that “it does not represent a decision of the Court or the final position of any member on the issues of the ‘affair “.

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