Ariana Grande just donated $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, and we totally stan
Over the past couple of months, states have fervently renewed their efforts to roll back reproductive rights. In May, Georgia passed a law banning abortion at around six weeks gestational age, and not long after, Alabama passed a near-total ban on the procedure. Pro-choice advocates have vocally opposed these bans with protests both online and off, and there have even been some famous faces among them. Ariana Grande recently took a stand against these laws by donating her earnings from a Georgia concert to Planned Parenthood.
People.com reports that Grande donated about $250,000 that she earned from her June 8th concert in Atlanta. Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement to People.comthat Grande’s support “comes at a critical time,” citing the recent abortion bans.
Grande has previously tweeted about her support for Planned Parenthood. Her political advocacy isn’t limited to reproductive rights, though. She is also an outspoken proponent of LGBTQ rights, and she performed for the gun control demonstration March For Our Lives in March 2018.
In July 2018, the “Thank U, Next” singer told Elle that she has gotten some negative reactions to her politics, but she said she wouldn’t let that stop her from speaking her mind and donating to vitally worthwhile causes.
We’re cheering on Grande for her donation to Planned Parenthood—and for her continued willingness to stand up for what she believes in.