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160 artists have signed a full-page ad in Friday’s (May 13) issue of The New York Times, condemning The Supreme Court for their leaked draft decision which indicates that the court may overturn Roe v. Wade. The ad was produced as part of Planned Parenthood’s Bans Off Our Bodies campaign.
“The Supreme Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away the constitutional right to abortion,” the ad reads. “Our power to plan our futures and control our own bodies depends on our ability to access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.”
The long list of artists who signed the ad includes Billie Eilish, Clairo, , Mitski, Olivia Rodrigo, Paramore, Phoebe Bridgers, Pom Pom Squad, Angel Olsen, Bethany Cosentino, Weyes Blood, Snail Mail, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and more.
The ad continues: “We are Artists. Creators. Storytellers. We are the new generation stepping into our power. Now we are being robbed of our power. We will not go back — and we will not back down.”
The ad was shared ahead of protests rallies and marches planned for tomorrow Saturday, May 14 across the country. New York City’s march will begin at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza at Noon followed by a rally at Foley Square in Manhattan at 2:00 p.m.