Olivia Rodrigo’s Tour Will Raise Money for Abortion Funds

The singer who dragged the Supreme Court at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival is putting her money where her (gutsy) mouth is.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Tour Will Raise Money for Abortion Funds

Pop princess Olivia Rodrigo kicked off her GUTS world tour on Friday and announced that a portion of ticket sales will go toward a new initiative that supports non-profits fighting for equity for women and girls. And the shows in North America will specifically support abortion funds, groups that help people pay for and travel to their appointments.

“For the North American leg of the GUTS world tour, I’ll be partnering with the National Network of Abortion Funds to help those impacted by healthcare barriers in getting the reproductive care they deserve,” Rodrigo said in a video posted on Friday. “Thank you so much for supporting this cause that I care so deeply about.”

Rodrigo’s currently performing in the U.S. and Canada now through early April before heading to Europe, then touring stateside again in July and August. An announcement says local abortion funds will have a table at North American tour stops.

“Supporting abortion funds has never been more critical, in an era where abortion access is under relentless attack,” Oriaku Njoku, executive director of NNAF, said in a statement to Jezebel. “We are excited to be in partnership with Olivia Rodrigo, as she’s uplifting the critical work of abortion funds, and leading the Livies into the movement towards reproductive freedom! Together, we can build a future where all people have the power and resources to care for and affirm their bodies, identities, and health.”

A first-trimester abortion at a clinic can cost at least $500, and that’s not including travel, hotel, or childcare. As we’ve pointed out in the past, giving to abortion funds is the best way to help people get the healthcare they need, but these vital groups aren’t as well known as larger organizations:

Abortion funds and other practical support organizations (groups that help arrange and pay for travel) are the safety net that helps people cover these costs, but they don’t have the name recognition or fundraising power of bigger orgs who can blast out emails, texts, and digital ads. That means they get a fraction of the financial support that national groups do.

It’s genuinely refreshing to see a huge celebrity uplifting the work of abortion funds. If you can’t make it to the tour, or just want to support these groups even harder, you can find your local abortion fund on the NNAF site.

At the 2022 Glastonbury Festival the day after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Rodrigo performed Lily Allen’s “Fuck You” alongside Allen and made a very special dedication. “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that, at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a shit about freedom,” she said. “The song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.” Allen hoisted alternating middle fingers as Rodrigo read off the names.

Here’s hoping Rodrigo keeps dragging these assholes on her tour.

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