Ariana Grande donates Atlanta concert earnings to Planned Parenthood

From June 12, 2019

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGIAriana Grande just made her feelings known about Georgia’s new restrictive anti-abortion law in a big way.

People magazine has confirmed Ariana donated the proceeds from her Saturday, June 8 sold-out concert at State Farm Arena in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood of Georgia.  According to People, the donation is around $250,000.

“Ariana Grande’s generous 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,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen said in an exclusive statement to People.

The statement continued, in part, “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.”

On May 7, Georgia’s governor signed into law a bill that bans abortion in that state as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected.  Opponents of the law note that a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women are even aware they’re pregnant, giving them no time to make a decision about their pregnancy.

Ariana’s gesture comes as other artists and TV and film productions reconsider performing or doing business in Georgia because of the so-called fetal heartbeat law.

Ariana’s Sweetener world tour continues tonight at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

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