Seventeen year-old rising pop star Billie Eilish packed sold out Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com
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Billie Eilish will donate a portion of Music Midtown earnings to Planned Parenthood Southeast

Billie Eilish will donate a portion of her Music Midtown guarantee to Planned Parenthood Southeast in response to what is known as the state’s “Fetal Heartbeat” law.

On Friday, the 17-year-old singer who recently graced the cover of Rolling Stone posted to her Instagram story that as much as she loves Atlanta, she doesn’t “love the state lawmaker’s decision to take away women’s rights.”

In May, Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law that effectively bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, about the time a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Eilish, who will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the annual music festival in Piedmont Park as one of the marquee acts, joined about 140 artists earlier this summer for Billboard’s “Band Together, Bans Off” ad, as part of Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffMyBody campaign.

The goal of the campaign is to get half a million signatures on an online petition by Jan. 22, 2020 — the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Planned Parenthood will be on site at Music Midtown and Made in America in Philadelphia this weekend to share information about abortion bans and drive action to support access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. 

Here is Eilish’s full statement: ATLANTA. one of my favorite places in the world, to be in, and play shows!! but i do not love the state’s lawmaker’s decision to take away women’s rights. I still cannot believe we are even having this conversation in 2019. I’m donating a portion of my guarantee tomorrow to @plannedparenthood. we need this organization more than ever. swipe up to learn more and sign the petition, and if you have any spare change, donate. you can seriously help someone. see you tomorrow atl https://www.istandwithpp.org/bans-off-my-body@billieeilish

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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