During the concert, Billie Eilish voiced loud opposition to the new abortion laws introduced in Texas. The singer confessed on stage that she planned to cancel the concert in this state as a sign of protest. “When they introduced this too *** law, I almost wanted to cancel the concert to punish this f *** one place for what is happening here” – the artist shouted
20-year-old singer Billie Eilish decided to speak on an important issue at the Austin City Limits music festival in Texas. The artist commented on the new, restrictive abortion laws in this state and confessed that she was considering canceling her performance at the festival as a sign of protest.
Billie Eilish headlined Austin City Limits on Saturday and had some words for the Texas abortion law:
“My body, my f * cking choice!” pic.twitter.com/w2E5c8q2kW
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As you can see in the film from the festival, the words “Bans. Bans of our bodies” were displayed on the screens behind the singer, which means “Forbidden. Forbidden on our bodies”, while the artist spoke to the crowd. “After they enacted this fucking law, I almost canceled the concert,” Eilish said, referring to a new Texas abortion law enacted on September 1 by the state Senate.
Billie Eilish: “I wanted to punish them for what’s going on here!”
The new Texas abortion law almost completely prohibits abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The law also allows citizens to bring civil lawsuits against any person who performs an abortion or helps a pregnant woman get an abortion in the state. Under this act, Texas has become the state with the strictest abortion laws in the country.
“I wanted to punish this fucking place for what was happening here! Then I remembered, however, that you are the victims of the new law and you deserve whatever you want. That’s why I’m here and we have to tell them to get fucked up. ** and they closed! ” Billie shouted from the stage to the crowd and then showed her middle finger, urging the crowd to chant “My body, my fucking choice!”.
Billie Eilish had spoken out loud about her position against the abortion ban in Texas before, expressing her thoughts on the law via social media, the bill initially effective.
It makes me sick to think how many men remain silent about women’s rights. If you and your homies aren’t talking about the Texas abortion law, chances are you are part of the problem. I really wish men would show more interest. I’m not fucking tired of this. – she spoke on InstaStories on Instagram Billie Eilish
In addition to Billie, other female artists, including known and liked singer Lizzo or model Bella Hadid.