On Saturday night, Billie Eilish had a high-energy performance at the Austin City Limits Festival, during which she made a powerful political statement.
The 19-year-old singer took the stage to express her support for women’s right to choose by criticizing the Texas abortion law, which bars abortions as early as six weeks, when some women are unaware they are pregnant.
‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ flashed on the screen behind her as the pop diva, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, addressed the crowd, stating, ‘I’m sick and tired of old men.’ ‘Don’t talk about our body.’
She went on to say that she considered canceling the performance because of the legislation, but she stayed to her word for her local followers, insisting that they are the “f**king victims” of the unexpected legal change.
Citizens can also sue abortion providers or anybody who assists them in getting an abortion under the law.
‘I nearly didn’t want to do the show when they made that s* a law, because I wanted to punish this f***g place for allowing that to happen here…’ she said.
‘But then I remembered that the f**g victims are you people, and you deserve everything in the world.’ ‘We need to tell them to shut the f up,’ says the group.
‘My body, my f*g choice!’ she exclaimed, raising her middle finger.
Billie continued her political rant by calling out climate change doubters, adding, “If you don’t believe in global warming, you’re a f*g loser.”
According to Austin360, the vocalist is just one of several musicians who have spoken out against the Texas abortion law, which was signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott in May.
According to The Texas Tribune, the law forbids abortions in Texas as early as six weeks — before some women even realize they are pregnant — and allows practically any private citizen to sue abortion providers and others.
‘Our creator created us with the right to life, and yet millions of children lose their right to live every year because of abortion,’ Gov. Abbott said at a signing ceremony.
He went on to say that the Legislature “came together on a bipartisan basis to enact a bill” that “ensures that the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat is preserved from the ravages of abortion.”
A spate of demonstrations and marches in support of women’s abortion rights were organized around the United States this past weekend, including in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
On Saturday morning, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence attended the Rally for Abortion Justice in New York City.
Oscar winner who is expecting a child In an Instagram post from the comedian, 40, Lawrence, 31, stood by his side holding a handwritten sign with a pro-choice statement.
‘I don’t have a uterus and she is pregnant, yet we out here @womensmarch @plannedparenthood #rallyforabortionjustice,’ wrote the Trainwreck star, who had a hysterectomy earlier this year.