Eilish nearly canceled a concert in Texas because of state abortion law
Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson is reacting after singer Billie Eilish denounced Texas’ abortion law at her recent concert in the state.
“When they made that s— a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show,” Eilish reportedly said. said last weekend.
“Because I wanted to punish for allowing this f— place to be here. But then I remembered that it’s you guys who f— are suffering and you guys deserve everything in the world. And we need to tell them stop the f—up! MY BODY, MY F—LIKE!”
Billie Eilish calls out Texas on abortion law during performance in Austin: ‘I’m sick and tired of old people’
Her concert also had the words “Bains of Our Bodies” flashing across the screen behind her.
Johnson, a Texan who leads the group “and then there was none,” responded Friday: “News flash: If you have a different heartbeat and DNA, it’s not your. body! ”
Johnson’s comments touched on a longstanding tension in the abortion debate that seemed to escalate with Texas’s focus on the heartbeat of the fetus. The controversial law, which went into effect last month, sparked fierce backlash from celebrities and calls for a boycott.
The Supreme Court dismissed Planned Parenthood’s attempt to block the law, but earlier this week a federal court blocked its enforcement.
Granthshala News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.