Close to 140 artists — including Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sleater-Kinney, A$AP Ferg, The National, PUP, Sia, Beck, HAIM, Ashanti, and Soccer Mommy — have signed a new letter in support of a new initiative from Planned Parenthood, titled #BansOffMyBody. "Freedom is the foundation of music," the letter reads. "Access to sexual and reproductive health care is about that same freedom. Because no one is free unless they control their own body."
The campaign arrives just days after Planned Parenthood announced that it's leaving the federal program Title X, which has provided low-income households with family planning services since being established in 1970. "Sweeping bans on access to safe, legal abortion are stripping away our freedom," the letter continues. "Now is the time to band together and say keep your bans off our bodies." In addition to the names listed above, the letter was also signed by St. Vincent, Alanis Morissette, Toro y Moi, Tinashe, Princess Nokia, CHVRCHES, Vagabon, and Troye Sivan.
“I’m proud to be standing up for Planned Parenthood as they fight for fair and equal access to reproductive rights,” Billie Eilish wrote in a press statement. “We cannot live freely and move fully in the world when our basic right to access the reproductive health care we need is under attack. Every person deserves the right to control their body, their life, and their future.”
Read the full letter below, and head over here to add your name to the petition.