Grammy-nominated singer Phoebe Bridgers revealed she had an abortion last year while on tour, stressing to her social media followers the importance of accessibility in light of Monday’s bombshell leak that indicated the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade.
"I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour. I went to planned parenthood where they gave me the abortion pill," the 27-year-old artist tweeted and shared on her Instagram story Tuesday.
"It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access," she continued, sharing links to organizations that help provide abortions in states with limited access.
The star opened up after Politico published the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion Monday.
That draft, reportedly written by Justice Samuel Alito and dated February, indicates at least five justices side with Mississippi in a pending case that challenges the 1973 ruling that has protected abortion as a constitutional right for nearly a half-century. The draft was later deemed authentic by the Supreme Court, which stressed that it did not represent a final opinion.
The challenge to the landmark ruling on abortion rights has sparked a flurry of backlash from lawmakers, triggered protests outside the Supreme Court and in cities across the country, and prompted figures such as Amy Schumer and Whoopi Goldberg to speak out.
Schumer shared photos on Instagram from a protest in New York.
“Bans off our bodies,” she wrote.
Goldberg addressed the draft opinion on ABC's “The View,” calling abortions “a human issue.”
“Getting an abortion is not easy. Making that decision is not easy. It’s not something people do lightly,” she said.
“Women in this country lived forever with it being illegal, OK? Women, when they decide something is not right for them, they’re going to take it into their own hands. Well, we got tired of tripping over women in bathrooms — public bathrooms — who were giving themselves abortions because there was nowhere safe, nowhere clean, nowhere to go,” Goldberg continued. “This law came about because people wanted people to have somewhere safe and somewhere clean.”