Ariana Grande donated $250,000 to Planned Parenthood following Georgia gig
"We are so grateful to Ariana."
Ariana Grande has donated $250,000 of the proceeds from her recent gig in Atlanta, Georgia to Planned Parenthood.
The singer gifted the sum to the organisation as Georgia became one of the latest US states to pass anti-abortion laws.
The heartbeat bill will make abortion illegal in cases where a foetal heartbeat is present. This often occurs around six weeks gestation, before most women even know they are pregnant.
Planned Parenthood action fund president Dr. Leana Wen told PEOPLE that Ariana's donation comes at a "critical time - in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion."
“This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for,” she said.
“Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets — against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives.
"We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women’s rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care. We won’t stop fighting — no matter what.”
Last month, Georgia became the fourth US state to introduce a heartbeat bill after Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio.
Alabama is set to impose the country's strictest abortions laws from next year that will make terminations illegal in all circumstances except where there is substantial risk to the life of the mother.
The move has been widely criticised for putting women's lives in danger and doctor's professions at risk.
Following the news of Alabama's legislation, Travis Scott donated all of the proceeds from his merchandise at his recent Alabama show to Planned Parenthood.
“I wanna donate my net profits from my merch today to Planned Parenthood,” he said during his performance.
“We feel for those in Alabama. I love you all. I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing that we can have. So to anyone out there - man, woman - I wanna dedicate this song to you.”