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Watch Billie Eilish blast restrictive Texas abortion law during her Austin City Limits set

“My body, my fucking choice!”

October 04, 2021
Watch Billie Eilish blast restrictive Texas abortion law during her Austin City Limits set Billie Eilish. Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images  

Billie Eilish was a headliner at Austin City Limits on Saturday, and during the pop star's set at the Texas festival, she spoke out against new abortion laws recently enacted in the state.

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The new laws prohibit abortions after six weeks with no exceptions for rape and incest and allows private citizens to sue abortion providers in federal court for $10,000. "When they made that shit a law," Eilish said between songs, "I almost didn't want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing that to happen here. But then, I remembered that it’s you guys that are the fucking victims, and you deserve everything in the world. And we have to tell them to shut the fuck up." She concludes by raising a middle finger and shouting: “My body, my fucking choice!”

Watch a video of the speech below via Stereogum.

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Last week, Phoebe Bridgers shared a cover of Bo Burnham's "That Funny Feeling" with proceeds going to abortion charities in Texas.

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Watch Billie Eilish blast restrictive Texas abortion law during her Austin City Limits set