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Pop Star Olivia Rodrigo’s Team Bans Plan B Pill Distribution by Abortion Groups at Concerts

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo made headlines for distributing morning-after pills and contraceptives, at her “Guts” tour concert in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday. Rodrigo partnered with a local abortion organization to hand out two packages of Julie, a morning-after pill, to each fan at the Enterprise Center. Rodrigo also gives a portion of ticket proceeds to pro-choice groups.

Fans took to social media, causing the Plan B pill offerings to go viral.

But, not everyone was excited that youngsters were being given Plan B pills. On Wednesday, Republican Missouri state Senator Bill Eigel, who is running for governor, took to X (formerly Twitter) to express that he was “horrified,” while sharing the facts about abortions’ many after-effects. He wrote,

Thursday, an announcement came telling the local pro-abortion organizations that they will no longer be distributing morning-after pills or condoms to concert-goers.

Three sources from the organizations revealed that the decision originated from Rodrigo’s team and was communicated through Slack by the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), which collaborated with the pop star to establish booths at every stop of her North American tour. The explanation provided was that the items could be easily accessed by young girls in the audience.

Jade Hurley, the communications manager for the DC Abortion Fund, stated that the NNAF said that Rodrigo’s team’s directive to cease the distribution of lubrication, condoms, and morning-after pills was due to the presence of children at the concerts. 

An anonymous worker from an abortion group said the singer’s management cited concerns about these items being displayed and distributed at shows attended by children along with the media coverage of the viral online photo.

Pro-abortion organization Right by You founder, Stephanie Kraft Sheley explained the group’s interactions with children at the concerts, saying:

Meanwhile, Hurley blamed “extremists” as being responsible for the decision while admitting that children are a target group for “access,” saying,

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Rodrigo has been outspoken about her pro-abortion ideology in the past. In 2022 during her set at the Glastonbury music festival, she named U.S. Supreme Court Justices while dedicating a song called “F*** You,” telling the audience,

The abortion advocate groups associated with the concert tour took responsibility, saying that it was their decision, not Rodrigo’s, to hand out the Plan B pills at her concerts.

 Robin Frisella, community engagement director of the Missouri Abortion Fund said, 

Members of the NNAF said they will, instead, give away beanies, stickers, and buttons at future tour dates.

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