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Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN B to teen concert-goers as part of new ‘reproductive health freedom’ initiative

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A fan - known only as Kin - took to X, formerly Twitter, to post a photo of the morning-after pill she received at the singer's concert in St Louis, Missouri

Oliva Rodrigo made a very clear statement about her stance on reproductive rights after handing out free Plan Bs to teenage concertgoers, sparking a wave of debate among social media users.

One fan – known only as Kin – took to X, formerly Twitter, to post a photo of Julie’s morning-after pill she received at the singer’s concert in St Louis, Missouri.

The 21-year-old Grammy Award winner had partnered with the Missouri Abortion Fund — as well as a pregnancy education text line called Right By You — to distribute emergency contraception and condoms at her show earlier this month.

Olivia launched her GUTS world tour in February and announced her Fund 4 Good initiative to ‘support all women, girls and people seeking reproductive health freedom.’

A fan - known only as Kin - took to X, formerly Twitter, to post a photo of the morning-after pill she received at the singer's concert in St Louis, Missouri

A fan – known only as Kin – took to X, formerly Twitter, to post a photo of the morning-after pill she received at the singer’s concert in St Louis, Missouri

The Grammy Award winner, 21, teamed up with the Missouri Abortion Fund to distribute emergency contraception and condoms at her show

The Grammy Award winner, 21, teamed up with the Missouri Abortion Fund to distribute emergency contraception and condoms at her show

The Grammy Award winner, 21, teamed up with the Missouri Abortion Fund to distribute emergency contraception and condoms at her show

In the original social media post shared earlier this week, Kin revealed a snapshot of the products she received along with a caption that read: ‘Free Plan B at Olivia Rodrigo in St. Louis tonight. Thank you, Missouri Abortion Fund.’

After the initiative, a spokesman for the Missouri Abortion Fund said Today: ‘This is just a normal part of what many abortion funds, including the Missouri Abortion Fund, bring to our community events.

“We want to ensure that Missourians have maximum control over their own reproductive health care.”

They continued: ‘We appreciate Olivia raising abortion funds, especially as many foundations have seen a drop in donations since 2023.’

The Plan B product usually costs between $40 and $50, according to Planned Parenthood.

The brand that was given out at the star’s recent concert was Julie – which is sold over the counter at various pharmacies.

“Replacing the stigma and shame often associated with emergency contraception with access, exploration and education is at the core of who we are, and we’re grateful for artists like Olivia Rodrigo,” a spokesperson for Julie told the magazine.

And dozens of fans flocked to the comments to share their support for the initiative.

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1710545538 791 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 706 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 936 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 463 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 362 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 924 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 525 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545538 584 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

1710545538 985 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

1710545538 985 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545539 577 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545539 631 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545539 701 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

And dozens of fans flocked to the comments to share their support for the initiative

And dozens of fans flocked to the comments to share their support for the initiative

And dozens of fans flocked to the comments to share their support for the initiative

One person wrote: ‘I stand with Olivia. Not everyone wants to be a mother and can’t give their child a proper lifestyle, I swear to god.’

Another commented: ‘She’s freaking awesome for partnering with them to do this! So excited I get to see her in a little over a week! Have fun tonight!’

A third person added: ‘Respect! It’s putting your money where your mouth is.’

Another shared: ‘I suddenly (became) a fan without advertising (or) knowing a single song.’

Others said they had nothing but ‘respect’ for the singer and her team for the partnership, with another writing: ‘She couldn’t be cooler.’

But there were others who were more hesitant about the move, as one wrote: ‘This is beyond disturbing and disgusting.’

Another said: ‘This is vile and disgusting.’

Another branded it ‘sick’ when one simply asked: ‘What the hell?’

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1710545539 990 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545539 171 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

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1710545540 798 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

But there were others who were more hesitant about the move, with one writing: 'This is beyond disturbing and disgusting'

But there were others who were more hesitant about the move, with one writing: 'This is beyond disturbing and disgusting'

But there were others who were more hesitant about the move, with one writing: ‘This is beyond disturbing and disgusting’

In February, Olivia posted a TikTok sharing her excitement over her launch of Fund 4 Good, her reproductive rights initiative

In February, Olivia posted a TikTok sharing her excitement over her launch of Fund 4 Good, her reproductive rights initiative

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1710545540 627 Oliva Rodrigo sparks bitter debate after handing out free PLAN

In February, Olivia posted a TikTok sharing her excitement over her launch of Fund 4 Good, her reproductive rights initiative

The singer also posted an Instagram story which provided a link to donate to both the Text Right By You and Missouri Abortion Fund organizations

The singer also posted an Instagram story, which provided a link to donate to both the Text Right By You and Missouri Abortion Fund organizations

The singer also posted an Instagram story, which provided a link to donate to both the Text Right By You and Missouri Abortion Fund organizations

In February, Olivia posted a TikTok sharing her excitement about the launch of her Fund 4 Good initiative.

She captioned the video: “(Fond 4 Good is) a global initiative committed to building a fair and just future for all women, girls and people seeking reproductive health.”

In the video, she explained: ‘The foundation will directly support community-based nonprofits that advocate for things like girls, supporting reproductive rights and preventing gender-based violence.

A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales for the GUTS World Tour will go to Fund 4 Good.

‘Thank you so much for supporting this cause that I care so much about and I can’t wait to see you all on tour.’

The singer also posted an Instagram story, which provided a link to donate to both the Text Right By You and Missouri Abortion Fund organizations.

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