These Actresses Have An Important Message About Abortion
Actresses have banded together to share real abortion stories in a series called the Draw The Line Monologues.
The Center for Reproductive Rights teamed up with Elizabeth Banks, Amy Brenneman, Mercedes Mason, Mary McCormack, Dascha Polanco, Retta and Bellamy Young to help tell the stories of real women who have had abortions over the years.
The reasons are far and wide, from having ectopic pregnancies, to threatening their health, to not being ready to raise a child.
In a press release, the CEO for the Center of Reproductive Rights said this:
“The stories highlighted by these incredible actresses tell the important and moving story of women who face many obstacles to access their constitutionally-protected right to an abortion. We’re so grateful to Amy, Bellamy, Dascha, Elizabeth, Mary, Mercedes, and Retta for using their talent and voice to help amplify these incredible stories.
The reality is that one in three women in the U.S. will have an abortion at some point in her lifetime. And for the last 43 years, our constitutional rights have protected each of those women’s decisions.
As we prepare to argue for women’s access to safe, legal abortion services before the U.S. Supreme Court, we need to make it clear to politicians exactly what’s at stake when they attack our reproductive freedom and fundamental rights.
This is about real women’s lives, health, and families. It’s time to stand up and be heard. It’s time to say that enough is enough, and that we are drawing the line.”
You can help by using the hashtag #DrawTheLine on social media.