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Olivia Rodrigo’s Administration Bans Abortion Funds From Distributing Contraceptives on Guts Tour


After inviting abortion funds to distribute contraceptive provides at tour venues, Olivia Rodrigo’s administration has bowed to political strain to place the handouts to an finish, Jezebel reviews. Prairie Abortion Fund, which had amassed provides for tonight’s present in St. Paul, Minnesota, confirms that the Nationwide Community of Abortion Funds (NNAF) relayed the directions from Rodrigo’s staff. It is going to as a substitute distribute buttons, stickers, beanies, and useful resource pages.

Photos of condoms and emergency contraception handed out at reveals have gone viral this week, prompting worldwide media protection. Whereas most has been optimistic, Jezebel notes pushback from right-wing figures together with Invoice Eigel, a state senator in Missouri, the place abortion is banned. Eigel falsely claimed that Plan B, which the Missouri Abortion Fund and Proper by You distributed at Rodrigo’s St. Louis present, is an abortifacient, moderately than a technique to forestall being pregnant within the first place.

Following the protection of the St. Louis present, the NNAF wrote to native funds in cities the place Rodrigo is headed, to convey that the singer’s administration had prohibited them from distributing contraceptive provides and lubricant. The difficulty, administration had informed them, was that younger ladies would possibly acquire them, in response to Jezebel.

In a press release to Pitchfork, Destini Spaeth, the chair of Prairie Abortion Fund, expressed gratitude to Rodrigo for the chance to draw consideration and funding. “Our nation lacks complete intercourse schooling and accessible healthcare so providing this stuff after we desk at occasions is a approach abortion funds work to bridge the gaps in our communities,” Spaeth wrote. “A teen taking a Plan B and some condoms to retailer of their dresser drawer is a universally good factor.”

Spaeth added, “Abortion funds are greater than a pledge to a clinic to pay on your abortion payment—we’re navigators, collaborators, hurt discount advocates, disrupters, massive thinkers, and a wealth of sexual and reproductive well being assets. Our work has been exponentially more durable because the Dobbs choice of 2022—don’t make it any more durable for us. Allow us to do what we all know the way to do greatest; neighborhood care.”

Pitchfork has emailed Rodrigo’s publicist, as nicely has her staff at Lighthouse Administration and Media. Neither they nor the NNAF instantly responded to requests for remark.

Rodrigo’s tour of North America and Europe, billed because the Guts World Tour, is ready to run by way of August.




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