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Olivia Rodrigo giving out emergency contraceptive pills at her concert has the internet divided

Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo made headlines with her recent move during her St. Louis, Missouri concert. The 21-year-old singer distributed free emergency contraceptive pills and condoms to attendees, demonstrating her unwavering support for reproductive rights. Rodrigo’s initiative was part of her ongoing commitment to organizations that champion reproductive freedom for women.

The distribution of emergency contraception and informational materials during her ‘Guts’ world tour represents a bold stance in the face of increasing challenges to abortion access across the United States. The event, which took place on March 12, saw fans receiving free emergency contraception provided by the Missouri Abortion Fund and information from Right By You, a text hotline offering assistance related to abortion care, birth control, and reproductive rights. One fan even took to social media to share a photo of the pills that has a text that says, “Funding abortion? It’s a good idea right?”

Many fans commanded the singer’s action.

Rodrigo’s advocacy has not been without its detractors. Some individuals criticized the distribution of contraception at a concert attended by young fans, labeling it as ‘odd’ or inappropriate.

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Rodrigo’s activism extends beyond her music career. The singer consistently uses her platform to raise awareness about social issues. Since the Supreme Court’s controversial decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022, Rodrigo has been vocal in her condemnation of the ruling and its implications for women’s rights.

In addition to her public statements, Rodrigo has taken concrete steps to support reproductive rights through initiatives such as Fund 4 Good. Launched alongside her ‘Guts’ world tour, Fund 4 Good allocates a portion of tour proceeds to community-based non-profits working to protect reproductive freedoms and address related issues such as gender-based violence.

Rodrigo’s efforts are a powerful reminder of the importance of activism within the entertainment industry and the potential for artists to effect meaningful change. By leveraging her platform to amplify marginalized voices and advocate for social justice causes, she sets a precedent for others to follow suit.

As debates surrounding reproductive rights unfold, Rodrigo’s actions are a testament to the enduring power of solidarity and activism. Through her music, advocacy, and philanthropy, she empowers fans to join her in the fight for a more just and equitable society.


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