Elizabeth Banks, Bellamy Young, and more advocate for abortion access
The actresses have teamed up with the Center for Reproductive Rights for a series of videos that tell the personal stories of women across the country
Pitch Perfect 2 director and star Elizabeth Banks, Scandal actress Bellamy Young, Orange Is the New Black costar Dascha Polanco, and other stars have teamed up with the Center for Reproductive Rights to film a series of videos about American women’s access to abortion.
While the first video in this series, which is called the Draw the Line Monologues, featured Girls star Jemima Kirke discussing her own personal abortion story, these new videos are different. Women across America submitted their stories for the actresses to perfom, intending to show the various and complicated reasons women choose to end their pregnancies.
Banks tells a woman named Rebecca’s story: Rebecca, a college freshman, has just freed herself from a violent, abusive relationship when she finds out her birth control failed, and she’s pregnant. With the support of her best friend, who was once against abortion, Rebecca goes through with the medical procedure.
See the other videos, below.