Phoebe Bridgers is sharing her abortion story.
Following the bombshell leak from the Supreme Court earlier this week of a draft opinion (written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito) detailing the reasons for voting to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal case that legalized abortion nationwide, the bisexual, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter revealed on her social media accounts that she had an abortion last fall while on tour, underscoring the importance of safe reproductive healthcare access for all.
"I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour," the 27-year-old "Silk Chiffon" singer wrote on Twitter and on her Instagram Story. "I went to [Planned Parenthood] where they gave me the abortion pill."
"It was easy," she continued. "Everyone deserves that kind of access."
Bridgers then linked to a list of abortion fund resources from The Cut that people can donate to.
As our sister publication The Advocate points out, the leaked draft opinion comes in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, involving a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court heard the case in December and before the leak, the ruling was expected to be released in June.
"The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision -- Planned Parenthood v. Casey -- that largely maintained the right," Politico, the publication that initially obtained the lead SCOTUS draft, reports.
Though it's worth noting the leaked opinion was only a draft, and drafts can change before they are officially released, the possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade would have major implications for reproductive rights all over the country, with abortion most likely being banned in 25 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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