IRL Angel Billie Eilish Donated The Dollars From Her Latest Gig To Planned Parenthood

Billie Eilish has taken it upon herself to help fund Planned Parenthood, because apparently the government wont.

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The 17-year-old has revealed she’s going to donate a portion of the proceeds from her performance at Music Midtown in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood amidst recent law changes that minimise womens rights, according to Rolling Stone.

Her donation comes after a blanket born on abortions was introduced in Alabama, in addition to similar laws in Ohio, Missouri and Georgia earlier this year. Under the new law, abortions are effectively illegal after the six-week mark, when a heartbeat can be detected.

This is problematic to say the least, considering most women don’t even know they’re pregnant until the 4-7 week mark, according to the American Pregnancy Association. That doesn’t even include the time it takes to mentally process the information and decide whether it’s a decision you’re ready to make.

Many celebrities have voiced their opinion on the matter, including Rihanna and Lady Gaga, but Billie Eilish is putting her money where her mouth is and actively donating an undisclosed portion of her guarantee for last weekend’s performance to the organisation.

She took to Instagram to announce her donation and encourage fans to make their own donations to the much-needed organisation.

“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,” she said in the story.  “i’m dedicating my performance and donating a portion of my guarantee tomorrow to @plannedparenthood. we need the organization more than ever.”

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The festival, which took place in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park over the weekend included the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott and Lizzo, in addition to a performance from the 17-year-old music icon.

“I have no words for the bitches in the fucking White House. It’s so unbelievable. It makes me, like, red. It makes my ears fucking steam out of my head,” Eilish said in a Variety interview earlier this year.

Billie was one of 136 artists to protest the restrictive abortion laws as part of the Bans Off My Body protests across the country last month.

Eilish, who wasn’t even alive at the start of the century, is doing more for the protection of womens reproductive rights than the US government, and she deserves some recognition for it.

She’s seventeen, she’s a music goddess, and she’s using her platform to discuss important issues amongst her fanbase including mental health and womens rights.