Halsey’s new album, hopeless fountain kingdom topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, and she shared her joy in an Instagram post, writing, “ITS OFFICIAL! 1st female album to go #1 on @billboard this year!!!! I can’t believe this! I executive produced this album and wrote every single word of it!”
The 22-year-old musician is thrilled to be experiencing so much success, but she’s also aware that there’s a lot going on in the world right now. She continues to speak her mind on issues that matter to her—especially women’s rights. In a new PSA, she explains how the Global Gag Rule hurts women around the world. The Reagan-era executive order, which was reinstated and expanded by Trump as soon as he took office, limits which health services can be provided by international organizations.
Halsey teamed up with the Center for Health and Gender Equity and Nigerian activist Hauwa Shekarau to make the two-and-a-half minute video, which urges Americans to support the Global HER Act, a bipartisan bill that could end the Global Gag Rule once and for all. Halsey explains, “The Global HER Act would ensure that eligible organizations across the world can keep providing health services with U.S. funds, while continuing to provide abortion-related services with other non-U.S. funds.”
Halsey warns that the Gag Rule is part of an overall plan to deny women’s rights in the United States and abroad. She says, “None of us are free until all of us are free,” and urges viewers to contact their members of Congress and voice support for the Global HER Act.