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20 Women in Media, Hollywood Donate to Abortion for #GivingTuesday

by | Nov 30, 2017

By Katie Yoder

It’s not enough that the media and entertainment industry give to abortion – they want other Americans to do the same.

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, encourages Americans to donate to charitable causes amidst shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Women in the media, like Melissa Harris-Perry, and in the entertainment world, like Sarah Silverman, insisted that their Twitter followers make use of the day by supporting “reproductive rights” and abortion clinics.

To do so, they recommended donations to the Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL), run by comedian Lizz Winstead. The money would go towards LPJL’s “Vaginal Mystery Tour.” The “comedy bonanza” promises to join its “audience with local activists and Independent abortion providers recruiting hundreds of local volunteers who are looking out for the clinics.”

The tour also aims to fight President Trump and educate those “anti-abortion har_ _ _holes” who “make a scene and make people with uteruses feel shamed for being sexual beings.”

“LPJL will use our creativity, media savvy and wicked sense of humor to create direct public actions that counter the creepy ‘prayer-warrior’ gloom vigils and expose them to be the misogynistic white walkers that they are,” the website read of pro-lifers.

At least 20 women tweeted out variations of the following composed tweet for LPJL:

These women included:

  1. Actress Amy Brenneman (Heat, Private Practice)
  2. Comedian and host Abbi Crutchfield (TruTV)
  3. Comedian Negin Farsad
  4. Writer Jaclyn Friedman (The Guardian, TIME magazine)
  5. Writer and author Paula Froelich (formerly Newsweek, Page Six)
  6. Comedian Jackie Kashian
  7. Correspondent Nomiki Konst (The Young Turks, CBSN, The Hill)
  8. Actress Heather Matarazzo (The Princess Diaries)
  9. Actress Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds, Finding Nemo)
  10. TV Host Melissa Harris-Perry (formerly MSNBC)
  11. Actress Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black)
  12. American stand-up comedian April Richardson
  13. Contributor A. Angélique Roché (Ms. Foundation, NBC BLK, Rewire)
  14. Comedian Sarah Silverman
  15. Writer Caissie St. Onge (formerly of The Rosie O’Donnell Show)
  16. Actress Jenna Stern (Law & Order, House of Cards)
  17. Editor Maggie Serota (Death and Taxes magazine)
  18. Actress Holland Taylor (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Date)
  19. Comedian Lizz Winstead
  20. Novelist and freelance writer Laura Zigman

Men also chimed in, including famous chefs Mario Batali and Andrew Zimmern as well as crass liberal columnist Dan Savage.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Abortion Celebrities