Rage Against The Machine donate $475,000 to reproductive rights groups

The band announced it following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
28 June 2022 7:32AM

Rage Against The Machine will donate nearly half a million dollars to reproductive rights groups, the band announced on Friday.

The band took to Instagram to announce their decision following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, which had protected a woman's choice to have an abortion. 

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people,” Rage Against the Machine wrote.

“Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.”

They continued: “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.”

“Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist."

Tom Morello also posted a message on his personal twitter account, speaking about his great-grandparents' experience with having an illegal abortion.

He wrote, 

"My great grandmother, Mary Maude Fitzgerald, died from an illegal, unsafe abortion. Her widower, Thomas Fitzgerald, an itinerant worker, couldn’t raise their 3 kids alone & sent them off to families that took them as servants. He died alone of TB in a work camp.

He ended the post with the hashtag, "#WeWillNotGoBack"