Following the night of her June 8th sold-out show in Atlanta, Georgia, Ariana Grande donated the proceeds to Planned Parenthood. How much exactly was that? A whopping $300,000.
After Georgia passed the “heartbeat bill,” people around the world were enraged. Despite the attack on women’s rights, organization such as Planned Parenthood continue to push for more education about the topic. Planned Parenthood offers much more than what people see on a surface level, such as affordable healthcare for women, birth control, pediatric care, and more.
President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Dr. Leana Wen, highlighted Ariana and her generous donation to the organization. She told People magazine that it came at a “critical time” because “across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortions. This is now what American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for.”
“Thanks to inspiring support like hers [Grande’s], Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back – in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets – against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives. We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women’s rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care. We won’t stop fighting – no matter what.”
– Dr. Leana Wen
Many celebrities, film producers and crews, are pulling their money out of the state, such as Ilana Glazer, co-producer of Broad City. She was reportedly filming her upcoming movie in Georgia, and re-located filming elsewhere after the “heartbeat bill” was passed. Kristen Wiig alongside Lionsgate moved “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” from filming in Georgia. Bob Iger, the CEO of the Disney Company, said it would be “very difficult” to work in Georgia if the law passes. Even Netflix said they would “rethink” their future in Georgia when the law goes into effect.
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