Almost 140 artists have signed a new letter supporting Planned Parenthood’s new initiative #BandsOffMyBody.
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Halsey, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Beck, G-Eazy, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, Troye Sivan, Macklemore, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Carole King, Hayley Kiyoko, Bon Iver, Dua Lipa, and more have shown their support for the letter.
“Freedom is at the foundation of music,” the letter reads. “Access to sexual and reproductive health care is about that same freedom. Because no one is free unless they control their own body.”
Now, the artists are asking their supporters to also sign the national petition, which calls for the end of abortion bans. The goal is to collect half a million signatures by the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January 2020.
“I’m proud to be standing up for Planned Parenthood as they fight for fair and equal access to reproductive rights,” Billie Eilish wrote in a press statement. “We cannot live freely and move fully in the world when our basic right to access the reproductive health care we need is under attack. Every person deserves the right to control their body, their life, and their future.”
The campaign has launched mere days after Planned Parenthood shared that it’s leaving the federal program Title X, which has supplied low-income households with family planning services since the nonprofit organization was established in 1970.
“Sweeping bans on access to safe, legal abortion are stripping away our freedom,” the letter continues. “Now is the time to band together and say keep your bans off our bodies.”
Read the full letter below, and click here to add your name to the petition.