In response to recent attempts to limit funding to Planned Parenthood in Texas, The Lumineers have opted to donate the profits from their Feb. 28 Dallas concert to the Greater Texas chapter of the reproductive healthcare organization.
“When my wife was a teen and young adult, Planned Parenthood provided her not only with free affordable cancer screenings, contraceptives and annual checkups, but also with the education and tools to help make smart decisions regarding her health,” the folk rock band's Wesley Schultz said in a statement. "The reality for her was that Planned Parenthood was her only real way to get legitimate and affordable healthcare. To read news stories about attempts to defund this same healthcare in Texas for so many women (and men) is disturbing and has moved us to act.”
According to the band's press release, 120,000 Texans utilize Planned Parenthood for services related to family planning and sexual healthcare. Donations to Planned Parenthood of Great Texas can be made here. Grab tickets to The Lumineers' Dallas show right here and check out more upcoming dates on The Lumineers' Cleopatra tour over here.