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Billie Eilish uses Glasto set to declare ‘women’s dark day’ as Roe v Wade is reversed

The chart-topping star took a moment in her headline given the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade case legalizing abortion.

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Billie Eilish used her headline performance at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday night to highlight the fact that the law has been pulled back in the US because abortion has been made illegal for millions of women. women across the country.

On Friday, women and their allies around the world reacted in shock and horror as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade case that made abortion a reality. should be legal throughout the United States.

But now that the ruling has been overturned nearly 50 years later, abortion laws can be enacted at the State level – with the procedure now no longer legal in many States.

Billie, 20, drew attention to legal changes in the United States when she took to the stage at Worthy Farm in rural Somerset.







Billie Eilish took the stage at Glastonbury on Friday night
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When she introduced her song titled Your Power, she said the song was about the concept of power – and drew a parallel to the weekend verdict.

She said: “The song we’re going to do is I think one of our favorite songs we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to overdo it.

“And today is a really, really dark day for women in America. I just want to say it because I can’t bear to think about it in this moment. “







The protests that broke out in the United States asa Roe v Wade – a case that legalized abortion in the 1970s – have been withdrawn
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There are concerns that women may die in certain Countries in ponds, where the procedure is considered illegal as women may seek illegal treatments.

Elsewhere on her set, Billie has attempted to offer a softer view of the world as she encourages fans to let go of their worries and let her entertain them.

She became upbeat after gently performing Lovely as she turned to speak to her audience, but became emotional when the crowd went awry.

When she tried to give a speech, she seemed overwhelmed because she could barely hear a word due to the crowd chanting her name so loudly.

When the crowd calmed down, she said, “Whatever is going on in your mind, whatever is bothering you, wasting your thinking time, something that you cannot think about. out. I wish you had af ** temper”.

The singer added, “I want everyone to feel comfortable and free and I don’t want you to reveal anything else except this moment.”

Glastonbury Festival will continue into the weekend with highlights broadcast on the BBC both on TV, via radio and online.







Billie also has upbeat messages to share on stage
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At 20, Billie is the youngest Head of Glastonbury to date
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Saturday night will see Sir Paul McCartney take the stage – and while Billie was Friday’s youngest front-runner at 20, he is believed to be one of the oldest at 80.

Sunday will see performances by Diana Ross, Year & Years and title sets from Kendrick Lamar and the Pet Shop Boys.

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