Rapper Travis Scott is donating any profit from sales of his merchandise at a recent music festival to nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which provides sexual health care in the United States and abroad, following the passage of controversial anti-abortion laws.
Scott made the announcement during his performance at the 2019 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama., over the weekend. He’ll be in Atlanta this fall for the annual two-day Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park.
“We feel for those in Alabama,” the 28-year-old told the crowd before transitioning to a “Love Galore” duet with SZA. “I love you all. I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing that we can have...So to anyone out there; man, woman. I wanna dedicate this song to you.”
Alabama passed legislation Wednesday that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
Georgia also recently passed its own anti-abortion bill, which outlaws most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. This typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant.
A number of other state governments are following suit with similarly restrictive abortion measures, with supporters hoping to ultimately challenge the Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing women to have abortions until about 24 weeks into pregnancy.
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