The United States Supreme Court voted to overturn the 1973 bill Roe Vs. Wade on Friday (June 24), leaving it up to each individual state whether to ban abortions. Protests erupted across the country, with many people outraged the government is even attempting to police women’s bodies. And evidently, Eminem is one of them.
As a father to 26-year-old Hailie Jade (his only biological child), 28-year-old Alaina Mathers and 19-year-old Whitney Scott Mathers (who now goes by Stevie), Slim Shady is taking action. On Sunday (June 26), Eminem fired off a tweet clearly illustrating where he stands on the issue while providing a resource for his Michigan community.
“As a father it pisses me off that women have fewer rights 2day than just a few days ago,” he wrote. “We r fuckin goin bckwards. Here’s how to help in Michigan.” The tweet came with a link to an organization called Reproductive Freedom For All.
The website explains now that Roe Vs. Wade has been overturned, a 1931 Michigan law could go back into effect, “making abortion illegal and threatening doctors who provide abortion services with prison for up to 15 years.” The organization proposes an amendment that would ensure no one goes to prison for “providing safe medical care as well as ensure access to a broad range of reproductive health care, including abortion.”
Eminem is among the many celebrities using their giant platforms to draw attention to the issue. Like Shady, Megan Thee Stallion informed her 29 million Instagram followers how to get involved with both Planned Parenthood Action and Bans Off Our Bodies.
She wrote in the caption, “The court has failed us all — but we won’t back down. I’m going to keep fighting because everyone deserves access to the care they need. Join me and @PPact: http://BansOff.org. #bansoffourbodies.”
Meanwhile, Lizzo pledged $500,000 from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood. Live Nation, the promoter behind the tour, added another $500,000 to sweeten the pot.