Lizzo pledges $1,000,000 donation to tour’s Planned Parenthood

Lizzo has pledged a sizable donation after Roe v. Wade was destroyed (Image: AFP/Getty/@lizzo)

Lizzo has revealed that she and Live Nation have pledged to donate $1 million (£815,000) from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood.

The singer, 34, took to social media to reveal that she was donating $500,000 (£408,000) of her tour proceeds, which will be matched by the same donation from Live Nation, after the ruling was made.

On Friday the US Supreme Court Overturned Historic Roe vs Wade Decision of 50 years ago, which guaranteed abortion rights across the country.

Lizzo tweeted, “I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood. Live Nation agreed to match it — to make it $1 MILLION dollars. We will donate the proceeds to @AbortionFunds also! Thank you!’

She added: “Black women and women of color historically have had disproportionately less access to family planning resources – this is a big loss, but not new.

“Go to http://lizzololovesyou.com to donate, sign the Bans Off My Body petition, sign up to volunteer and take action.

“The most important thing is action & loud voices. @PPFA @AbortionFunds and organizations like them need money to continue providing services to those most disadvantaged by this ban.”

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the US and worldwide, while the National Network of Abortion Funds helps remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access.

A crowd protesting the Supreme Court's overthrow of Roe V. Wade holds a rally outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The protest has raged since Roe v. Wade was quashed (Picture: AP)

The nullification of Roe v. Wade means abortion rights are set by states unless Congress does something. It is also expected to disproportionately affect minorities and people of color, who already often face limited access to health care.

Now that Roe has been overthrown, individual states are responsible for determining how they will regulate abortions.

Thirteen states have enacted so-called trigger laws that will take effect immediately once Roe lifts that ban or severely restricts access to abortion, and half a dozen more states have near-complete bans on terminating a pregnancy after six weeks, which is often before many. people know they are pregnant.

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