Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts World Tour Concert Hands Out Free Morning-After Pills in Missouri

2024-03-13T19:05:19+00:00March 13th, 2024|News|

“It made me so incredibly happy especially for somewhere it’s so rare to see,” one fan tweeted.

Olivia Rodrigo is walking the walk. At her concert in St. Louis Tuesday night (March 12), the 21-year-old pop star welcomed the Missouri Abortion Fund to Enterprise Center to hand out free emergency contraceptive pills to fans who wanted it – just the latest step she’s taken to back up her support for reproductive rights.

One fan thanked the star on X and shared a photo of two packets of the Julie morning-after pills as well as information on how to find abortion care she received at the show. “It’s brutal out here in Missouri, but we are here for abortion access,” tweeted the state’s official fund shortly afterward, reposting the picture.

Another fan wrote, “To have the new generation of mainstream pop girls be this brave and this willing to be 100% clear about an issue that is SO polarizing … I have tears in my eyes it’s awesome to see.”

“at the [Charlotte] concert they told us she was donating to abortion funds at every stop of her tour and they gave out tons of free condoms/plan b/etc,” someone replied. “it made me so incredibly happy especially for somewhere it’s so rare to see !!”

“We launched Julie to rewrite the morning-after experience for a new generation. Replacing the stigma and shame often associated with emergency contraception with access, exploration, and education is core to who we are, and we’re thankful for artists like Olivia Rodrigo and initiatives like the Missouri Abortion Fund who share our mission,” a rep for Julie tells Billboard in a statement. “Through Julie for All, for every morning-after pill purchased, we donate one to someone in need. We’re proud to have donated over 1 million units to 300-plus partners nationwide.”

Billboard has reached out to Rodrigo for comment.

The pop star has been vocal about her support for women’s healthcare for almost as long as she’s been performing, blasting the Supreme Court at her Glastonbury set on June 22 for overturning Roe v. Wade before dedicating “F–k You” to the justices with Lily Allen. In February, she kicked off the launch of her Fund 4 Good, which will funnel a portion of her Guts Tour proceeds toward reproductive rights organizations such as the National Network of Abortion Funds in North America.

“The fund will directly support community-based nonprofits that champion things like girls’ education, support reproductive rights and prevent gender-based violence,” she said in a video on Instagram Stories at the time. “Thank you so much for supporting this cause that I care so deeply about.”

See tweets about Rodrigo’s latest reproductive rights initiative below.

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