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HAPPENING NOW: PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROVIDER, PATIENT ADVOCATE TESTIFY DURING HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HEARING ON POST-ROE ABORTION ACCESS CRISIS
Today, the House Committee Oversight and Reform convened a hearing in response to the abortion access crisis caused by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and the threat of a nationwide abortion ban.
Witnesses include Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Medical Director for Primary and Trans Care Dr. Bhavik Kumar and Kelsey Leigh, a patient storyteller.
Tune in to the live hearing here.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND RELEASE NEW AD DIRECTED BY EMMY-NOMINATED “YELLOWJACKETS” DIRECTOR KARYN KUSAMA AHEAD OF MIDTERMS: Yesterday, Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund released “Your Voice,” a powerful video to rally and encourage voters to turn out at the polls and take control of their rights. The spot is produced by Girl Culture Films and directed by Karyn Kusama, an Emmy-nominated director best known for her work on the Showtime series “Yellowjackets” and films such as “Jennifer’s Body” and “Destroyer.” This is Kusama’s first-ever commercial spot. Statement from Karyn Kusama:
“It’s important that everyone understands how incredibly high the stakes are in this election. With Roe v Wade now overturned, anti-abortion politicians feel emboldened to control every part of our lives — our bodies, our voices, and our futures. As a filmmaker, it felt necessary for me to illustrate the ways in which the reckless decisions made by out-of-touch politicians will affect mothers, daughters, and families across the country if we don’t show up in force at the ballot box this November. It’s time for us all to take control and vote our voice."
Watch the ad here.
TODAY AT 2 PM ET: CALIFORNIA FUTURE OF ABORTION COUNCIL TO REFLECT ON ONE YEAR OF HISTORIC WORK: Marking the California Future of Abortion (FAB) Council’s one-year anniversary, the group of reprodutive health leaders, partners, and allies will host a panel today at 2 p.m. ET, reflecting on the last year of historic efforts and the work moving forward. The FAB Council, of which Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is core member, has led the charge on key policy recommendations to protect and expand abortion access in California, including the slate of bills Gov. Gavin Newsomsigned into law this week. Lisa Matsubara, Vice President of Policy and General Counsel at Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, and Jack Teter, Regional Director of Government Affairs at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, will both speak on today’s panel.
RSVP for the 2 p.m. ET panel by emailing Andy DiAntonio at [email protected].
“We Believe That Access to Abortion Is a Basic Human Right”: GQ FEATURES PRO-ABORTION RIGHTS ESSAYS WRITTEN BY MEN: Today, GQ featured essays by prominent male members of the arts and entertainment community, activists, and writers sharing their support for abortion rights as part of the “Roe Project”. Among those featured are Second Gentlemen Douglas Emhoff, Jason Isbell, Michael Imperioli, Saeed Jones, and more.
GQ’s Global Editorial Editor wrote that he hoped by featuring men telling stories about their support for abortion, it would inspire other men to stand up for abortion rights. “The gutting of Roe is a galvanizing moment in American history—and one that urgently requires men to speak up,” the Editors of GQ wrote, “The Roe Project gathers the diverse perspectives of men united in the belief that access to reproductive health care is essential. We hope that by sharing their experiences and their points of view, we can mobilize more men to fight for abortion access.” Read more at GQ.