Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep, and Amy Poehler all stand with Roe v. Wade.



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By ITM Staff


Meryl Streep does it. Kevin Bacon too.

Today, even more celebrities are standing behind “Roe V. Wade,” and raising their voices to support women’s reproductive rights.

In 2012  the Center for Reproductive Rights made headlines with a star-studded PSA, ahead of the presidential election, with support from Amy Poehler, Lisa Kudrow, and Sarah Silverman.

And this year they’re gearing up for another campaign.

In January the center launched its “Draw The Line” Campaign to mark the 41st anniversary of Roe V. Wade, with Mark Ruffalo telling his mother’s heartrending story in the first of a series of videos.

And now, multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater has shared the story of her own backstreet abortion in the days before the “Roe v. Wade” Supreme Court ruling.

In a PSA released by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the jazz singer and NPR host tells her own harrowing story, and urges Americans to stand up for the reproductive rights that are being consistently eroded by state governments across the US.


WATCH Bridgewater’s story (TW: description of illegal abortion): 





“It is time for our elected officials to really hear personal stories like Dee Dee’s and support legislation and policies, like the federal Women’s Health Protection Act, that safeguard a woman’s right to decide when and if to have children, no matter where she lives,” said Nancy Northrup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.

The Women’s Health Protection Act is a congressional bill that aims to end the recent wave of restrictions on reproductive rights.

Bridgewater ends the PSA by urging viewers to speak up in support of the the Women’s Health Protection Act.

“To take away our reproductive choice can hurt you,” she says. “To raise your voice will not.”


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