Members of Rage Against The Machine said Friday they intend to donate $475,000 to pro-abortion groups following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
The band made the proclamation on their Instagram page, which is followed by 872,000 people around the world. “We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people,” the band wrote.
“To date, our fans have raised $475,000.00 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois,” the statement continued. Rage Against The Machine was scheduled to play at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin in early July, followed by two shows at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on July 11 and 12.
Comments were turned off on the post, so it’s unclear how fans responded to the announcement.
The band announced their decision to make the donation to pro-abortion groups just hours after the Supreme Court returned the decision of legalizing abortions to the states on Friday.