Better watch out: Sarah Silverman is calling in the big guns. Sixteen familiar faces. Angry. Incredulous. Almost-Amused-By-The-Absurdity-Of-It-All. Proactive. Sarah along Kevin Bacon, Amy Poehler, Meryl Streep and many more celebs star in a new PSA insisting we Draw The Line to defend American reproductive rights.
In the two minute clip below, a whole gang of stars scratch their heads upon realizing just how out-of-it some US politicians can be in regards to female health and pro-choice legislation. Surely you remember that “legitimate rape” statement, courtesy of Representative Todd Akin — but did you happen to catch Rep. Terry England comparing women to farm animals? Do we need to remind you of “forced vaginal probing“? No, it’s not comfortable reading these phrases, but as the Center for Reproductive Rights points out, the headlines could be far more frightening if we don’t draw the line now. Watch the PSA below.
What’s at stake?
+ Affordable birth control. Imagine if the Pill was just for the rich?!
+ Abortion clinics closing with scary-high stakes for doctors willing to perform procedures.
+ Therapists reporting clients’ intent to terminate pregnancy — in line with their obligation to report homicidal tendencies
So, onto the reassuring part: what we can do. Whip out your cell phone and with Amy Poehler-like dexterity, get your butt over to drawtheline.org right now to:
The Queen of the Underground Network of Powerful People has spoken: “What are you waiting for?”
Draw The Line
Draw The Line: Sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights to fight against attacks made on a woman’s fundamental and constitutional rights
Spread The Word
Let your networks know why reproductive rights matter.