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Ariana Grande donates the proceeds of her concert in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood

The news comes amid a wave of anti-abortion bills in the US

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Ariana Grande has decided to donate the proceeds from her recent concert in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood, amid a wave of anti-abortion bills in the US.

The singer has donated an estimated $250k to the organisation, which fights to protect reproductive rights and access to health care in the US.

Her donation was in response to the passing of the so-called “heartbeat bill” in Georgia last month.

The new regulation bans abortions once you can detect a fetal heartbeat. Other US states that have passed the bill include Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Ohio.

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In a statement to PEOPLE, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen said: “Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time — in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion.”

“This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets — against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives.”

“We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women’s rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care. We won’t stop fighting — no matter what,” she added.