Ariana Grande Donates Proceeds from Atlanta Show to Planned Parenthood
It comes after Georgia signs "fetal heartbeat" bill into law
Published Jun 12, 2019Ariana Grande performed a sold-out show in Atlanta this past weekend, and she reportedly donated all the proceeds from the concert to Planned Parenthood.
As TMZ reports, proceeds from the June 8 show made for a $300,000 USD donation to the organization.
The decision follows Georgia signing the "fetal heartbeat" into law, which would ban abortion in most cases from the moment a heartbeat is detected. If the legislation is not struck down by legal challenges, the ban will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Grande isn't the only celebrity who has spoken out against Georgia's lawmakers; John Legend recently encouraged studios to boycott the state, while Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves denounced the decision on social media.
Disney is considering removing production from the state of Georgia if the bill is passed into law, while AMC, Netflix, HBO and Marvel are also facing pressure to pull out of the state.