Billie Eilish slammed the state of Texas over its recent controversial abortion law while performing at Austin City Limits over the weekend.
The Grammy-winning artist took the stage at the show to perform some of her hits. However, she stopped at one point to discuss politics and pulled no punches when it came to denouncing the abortion law.
The star admitted that she almost didn’t attend the show as an act of protest about the law, which went into effect on Sept. 1 after being upheld in a 5-4 decision by the U. S. Supreme Court. It is the strictest abortion law in the country. Critics say many women don’t yet know they’re pregnant at six weeks – around the time when a fetal heartbeat can first be detected – and the law makes no exceptions for rape or incest. It also allows citizens to sue providers of anyone helping women get an abortion.
"I'm sick and tired of old men," Eilish said. "Shut the f--- up about our bodies."
Eilish continued: "When they made that s--- 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. But then, I remembered that it's you guys that are the f---ing victims, and you deserve everything in the world."
She concluded with a sort of call to action by calling on concertgoers to "tell them to shut the f--- up" before raising her middle finger, prompting a not insignificant number of people in the crowd to do the same.
I agree with her. Im sick of old men creating rules that affect me. I don’t care what your Bible says. Not everyone in America is Christian and if y’all want to make this a Christian Country take the “Land of the Free” out the slogan. America is becoming just like these Muslim countries who men are slaves masters of women. For instance, why does Texas not want women who have incest/rape to get an abortion? But let it be their daughters who get raped and they’ll fly out to the next state to get the baby aborted for their “good image” to remain in tact. Abortions will never end. Women will just do backyard abortions and die. Until the same thing that happened in China will happen here. The government will force women to abort sons and keep daughters because of the gender imbalance. You don’t think it will happen? If the government can force a woman to keep a baby, you think they can’t force a woman to abort? Here’s an idea. If you claim Christian you sign a legal document that forbids you from getting an abortion. It will affect you and your partner. You both should be thrown in prison for life an abortion happens or is planned. Give out $10k rewards to whoever catches you.