Billie Eilish on abortion bans: “Women should say, should do and feel and be exactly what they want.”

The 17-year-old singer spoke out on recent abortion bills that have passed throughout the country.

May 19, 2019
Billie Eilish on abortion bans: “Women should say, should do and feel and be exactly what they want.” Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for ASCAP

Billie Eilish is the latest artist to speak out after bills limiting or banning abortions passed in eight states.

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Speaking with Variety at ASCAP Pop Music Awards, the Vanguard Award recipient made a strong statement about women's right to choose. . “Honestly, I can’t even look at my phone,” she said. “I have no words for the bitches in the f–king White House.” But then she thought of some: “It’s so unbelievable. It makes me, like, red. It makes my ears f–ing steam out of my head. Women should say, should do and feel and be exactly what they want. There should be nobody else telling them how to live their life, how to do s–t. … It just makes me so mad that if I start talking about it, I won’t stop. Men should not make women’s choices — that’s all I have to say.”

Eilish received the Vanguard Award alongside her brother Finneas.

Celebrities such as Rihanna have also recently spoken out against the Alabama bill. During a performance at Hangout Fest in Alabama this weekend, Travis Scott announced he'd be donating proceeds from his merch table to Planned Parenthood. A new Alabama law bans abortion in almost all instances.

Billie Eilish on abortion bans: “Women should say, should do and feel and be exactly what they want.”