Billie Eilish reacts to Texas restrictive abortion laws

September 07, 2021

Billie Eilish took a stand on Texas' new restrictive abortion laws, saying: "I really wish men cared more."

The new law, Senate Bill 8, prohibits abortion of a fetus once heart activity can be detected, which usually occurs around six weeks before most women find out they are pregnant.

The law makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest and allows citizens to sue abortion clinics or anyone involved in facilitating an abortion.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the bill before it passed it last Wednesday (September 1st), leaving Texas, according to the New York Times, as the U.S. state with the most restrictions on access to abortion services.

Billie Eilish used social media to share her thoughts on the decision and lamented the men's apathy towards the law in question.

"I'm so tired," she wrote in the stories on her Instagram account. "I am disgusted with the percentage of men who say nothing about women's rights," she added.

According to Insider, Billie Eilish also republished an image that read: "If you and your 'boys' or 'siblings' are not discussing abortion laws in Texas, then you are probably part of the problem."

Other celebrities who have spoken out against the law include Reese Witherspoon, Pink and St. Vincent, while Jack Antonoff and Lucy Dacus said they would donate the proceeds of their upcoming concerts in Texas to abortion funds.

Lizzo, who grew up in Texas, said in a live broadcast on Instagram: "You have the right to do whatever you want to do, but lawmakers should stay away from human body affairs. ».