Rapper Travis Scott is donating profits from sales of his merchandise at a recent music festival to nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which provides sexual health care in the United States and abroad, following the passage of controversial anti-abortion laws.
Scott made the announcement during his performance at the 2019 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Saturday.
"We feel for those out in Alabama," the 28-year-old told the crowd before transitioning to a "Love Galore" duet with SZA. "I love you all. I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing that we can have. Love is the only thing we can hold on to, so to anyone out there; man, woman. I wanna dedicate this song to you."
Alabama passed legislation Wednesday that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio each passed their own anti-abortion bills this year, The New York Times reported. The so-called heartbeat bills outlaw most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, about six to eight weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. The Times reported Arkansas and Utah voted to outlaw second-trimester abortions.
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