Billie Eilish made it known how she feels about the controversial abortion law during her performance at the Austin City Limits Festival over the weekend. The 19 year old GRAMMY Award-winning artist made headlines when she revealed that she considered dropping out of the festival prior to taking the stage on Saturday night.
The above video footage (Planned Parenthood) of Eilish calling out the abortion ban went viral on Twitter:
“When they made that s**t a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show. Because I wanted to punish this f***ing place for allowing that to happen here,” she began. “But then I remembered it’s you guys who are the f***ing victims and you guys deserve everything in the world. And we need to tell them to shut the f**k up! My body, my f***ing choice!”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the “Heartbeat Bill” on May 19th and by September 1st enacted the country’s most restrictive abortion law. The law also offers a $10,000 award to anyone providing or assisting a woman seeking an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. The ban offers no exceptions for instances of rape or incest or women who don’t even know they’re pregnant yet.
Eilish intends on performing again during the Austin City Limits Festival later this week.