Pop star Ariana Grande donated $250,000 of proceeds to Deliberate Parenthood after her Saturday live performance in Atlanta, Georgia, in line with the group.
“Ariana Grande’s beneficiant donation comes at a essential time — in Georgia and throughout the nation, anti-women’s well being politicians are attempting to ban all secure, authorized abortion,” Deliberate Parenthood President Leana Wen advised PEOPLE.
The donation got here as Georgia confronted potential boycotts over its determination to enact ‘heartbeat laws” which bans abortions after a physician can detect a fetal heartbeat.
“Because of inspiring help like hers, Deliberate Parenthood can proceed to struggle again — within the courts, in Congress, in state homes, and within the streets — towards these harmful assaults on folks’s well being and lives,” Wen additionally mentioned.
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“We’re so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding dedication to supporting ladies’s rights and standing with Deliberate Parenthood to defend entry to reproductive well being care. We gained’t cease combating — it doesn’t matter what.”
Different celebrities pushed weighed into the talk with each singer John Legend and Hollywood director Spike Lee pushing boycotts. Netflix equally pledged to withdraw from Georgia if it applied the regulation.
Kristan Hawkins, who leads College students for Life, advised in an op-ed for Fox Information that celebrities have been participating in hypocrisy.
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“For all of the angst in Hollywood over Georgia’s issues for the preborn, the place is the anger or advocacy over the leisure business’s connections to nations like Saudi Arabia and China, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Dubai, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates,” she wrote.
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Hollywood, she mentioned, despatched an untenable message: “We gained’t come to Georgia to faux kill folks in our films and tv reveals, until you kill folks for actual by abortion.”