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Rock for Choice

What is Rock for Choice?


Rock for Choice was founded by L7 in the fall of 1991 to mobilize the music community to protect abortion rights and women's health clinics. After meeting with the Feminist Majority, which heads the largest clinic access Project in the country, L7 organized the first Rock for Choice concert at the Palace in Los Angeles on October 21, 1991. This historic concert featured Nirvana, Hole and Sister Double Happiness.

Rock for Choice gained enormous momentum with concerts organized in dozens of cities across the United States and Canada featuring popular artists such as Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Salt-N-Pepa, No Doubt, the Offspring, Fugazi, Liz Phair, Bikini Kill, Joan Osborne, Rage Against the Machine, the Foo Fighters, Sarah McLachlan, Rancid, Melissa Etheridge, the Bangles, Joan Jett, Stone Temple Pilots, Paula Cole, Iggy Pop and many others.

Rock for Choice helped raise critical resources to fund the Feminist Majority¹s vigilant Campaign to Save Roe to increase public awareness about the Supreme Court. The project also gave young adults an opportunity to fight back by encouraging them to get educated and active in the fight for reproductive rights and to register to vote.