- Diplo made a suggestion to help women who will travel to receive an abortion in a tweet on Saturday.
- The DJ said “somebody make me make a system where all my unused airline miles” can be used for those traveling to a different state.
- His comments come after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.
Diplo made a suggestion about a system that would aid women living in “red states” who want to travel to get an abortion, following SCOTUS’ controversial ruling.
“Can somebody make me make a system where all my unused airline miles go to pregnant women from red states to get abortions safely in other states?” the DJ tweeted on Saturday. “I think a lot of celebrities and wealthy people can put those flights to good use NOW !”
—diplo (@diplo) June 25, 2022
Other musiciansincluding rapper Meg Thee Stallion and singer Taylor Swift, also spoke out against the ruling.
Experts have warned that the prices for people seeking an abortion would increase significantly. In addition to the procedure, people would also have to consider other factors including airfare, car rentals, and hotel accommodations. Also, those taking time off work to get an abortion can add to the financial burden.
“A lot of our clients are living paycheck to paycheck, they’re not in salaried positions… they’re experiencing wage loss. Anna Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice (FTC) previously told Insider.