Musicians Against the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Public figures speak out in grief as a basic human right has been stripped away after 50 years of federal abortion rights in America

Blasts of sorrow, frustration, and anger from musicians and other celebrities came storming in after the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, which formerly recognised a woman's constitutional right to abortion. In an effort to urge people to donate, protest, take action, and otherwise continue to support that right, despite the Court’s views, here are just some of the reactions from artists you probably know. Together with many more influential voices, the choir of protest on social media is helping to make sure that the Supreme Court know we’re not happy.




Halsey, who has always been vocal about reproductive health and her own struggles in the matter, incorporated powerful, informative visuals in her ongoing Love and Power tour in West Palm Beach, Florida. The visuals included a red screen with white text displaying statistics about reproductive health and abortion. She continued with a striking performance of the angry anthem Nightmare, along with images of young women and protestors. The singer says, “We have a responsibility to fight this.”



Billie Eilish

On her set at Glastonbury, Billie spoke on stage saying, “Today is a really, really dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.” This was followed by a performance of the song Your Power, a ballad on people who abuse their power, particularly the often older men who have a disproportionate influence on society.



Hayley Kiyoko

“I am sick to my stomach,” said Hayley on the recent Supreme Court ruling. She also reminded everyone to “fight like hell” to get our constitutional rights back and how important it is to vote.



Harry Styles

Harry says the overturning of Roe v. Wade marks a “ truly dark day for America” and to look after each other.



Olivia Rodrigo

The young singer called out the names of the five Justices of the Supreme Court during her set at Glastonbury, expressing devastation that they truly “don’t give shit about freedom.” 



Taylor Swift

Quote-tweeting a statement from Michelle Obama, Taylor said she is terrified of how women’s rights have been taken away after decades of fighting for our rights over our own bodies. 




Putting money where her mouth is, Lizzo pledged $500,000 from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and said Live Nation has agreed to make it one million dollars.



Mariah Carey

The singer expressed how heartbroken she is to have to explain to her 11-year-old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are falling to pieces.



Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe shared a post on her access to abortion October last year while on tour and stated that everyone deserves that kind of access. She also called out SCOTUS on stage at Glastonbury.



Alicia Keys

The singer-songwriter tweeted “Fuckin bullshit” as she expressed that the decision goes further than abortion.