Earlier this year, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the extremely restrictive Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, which essentially seeks to ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Much of the entertainment industry has taken action in the time since, with companies such as Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, AMC, Sony, CBS, and Viacom all saying that they would boycott and pull all their existing projects from the state if the law isn't overturned (the Entertainment Industry Investment Act offers a 20 percent tax credit for companies shooting big budget productions in the state of Georgia).
Today, Billie Eilish announced that while she still plans to play her set at Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta this month, she'll donate a chunk of her guarantee toward Planned Parenthood Southeast. “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," Eilish wrote on her Instagram story.
Last month, Eilish (alongside a host of other artists) signed a letter in support of Planned Parenthood. “I’m proud to be standing up for Planned Parenthood as they fight for fair and equal access to reproductive rights,” Eilish wrote in a press statement then. “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.”