Ariana Grande Donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood Amid Anti-Abortion Legislation

The singer is donating the proceeds from her June 8 concert in Atlanta, Georgia to the group in wake of recent anti-abortion legislation passed in nine states.

By Corinne Heller Jun 12, 2019 3:18 PMTags
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Ariana Grande is making a stand in protest of recent anti-abortion laws.

The singer is donating the proceeds from her June 8 concert in Atlanta, Georgia, totaling about $250,000, to Planned Parenthood, the group confirmed to E! News on Wednesday.

In recent months, nine states, including Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri, have passed legislation restricting abortion in a bid to prompt the conservative majority of Supreme Court justices to overturn the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized elective termination of pregnancy nationwide.

"Ariana Grande's generous donation comes at a critical time—in Georgia and across the country, anti-women's health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion," Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement to E! News. "This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they'll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back—in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets—against these dangerous attacks on people's health and lives."

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"We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women's rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care," the statement continued. "We won't stop fighting—no matter what."

Last month, Georgia's Republican governor signed into law a ban on abortion after a doctor can detect cardiac function in an embryo, which occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy, or two weeks after the earliest possible positive pregnancy test is registered—and often before women know they are pregnant. The law is due to take effect on Jan. 1.


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