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The Damage Report | August, 8 2020, Most Dangerous Anti-Abortion Extremists UNMASKED
This is the most dangerous anti-abortion hate group you’ve never heard of. John Iadarola and Lizz Winstead break it down on The Damage Report.
The Daily Beast | July 27, 2020, The ‘Daily Show’ Creator Taking on Anti-Abortion Extremists
Comic Lizz Winstead, who co-created “The Daily Show,” has now dedicated her life to battling the anti-abortion right. She opens up to Lloyd Grove about her women’s rights fight.
The Native Society | July 14, 2020, Interview: Lizz Winstead, Comedian, Writer & Co-Creator of The Daily Show
Lizz continues doing stand-up, but spends most of her time at the helm of Abortion Access Front, a NYC- based reproductive rights organization that she founded in 2015, which uses humor and outrage to expose anti-choice hypocrisy and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states.
The Young Turks | June 30, 2020, Historic Win for Abortion Rights
Abortion Access Front founder Lizz Winstead speaks with Cenk Uygur on The Conversation about the recent supreme court decision concerning abortion rights.
Wonkette | June 29, 2020, Supreme Court Saves Abortion, Citing Legal Doctrine Of 'WE F*CKING SAID THAT ALREADY IN 2016!'
“This is a victory, but remember two things. The two Trumpinees voted to strip us of access, and Roberts only voted to shut down the law because he respects precedent. If this had been another law destroying access to abortion that the Court had not ruled on, we may not have had the friendly bedfellow we saw in Roberts. That should be top of mind as we celebrate. There WILL be another case.”
Rewire.News | Jun 24, 2020, On TikTok, Gen Z Takes on Trump—and Abortion Lies
“Young people are “speaking very distinctly, clearly, bravely, and proudly [about what they believe], and if these other platforms and online spaces are not speaking to them in a way that they want on issues they care about, they’re going to speak to each other in a way they care about.”
Shadow Proof | June 4, 2020, Abortion Clinics May Not Survive COVID-19 Without Bolder Action
“As things have gotten more extreme, people have wanted to help however they can, and they’re not sure where to start,” said Kat Green, managing director of nonprofit advocacy group Abortion Access Front. “We’ve definitely seen an uptick in people wanting to get involved.”
Philadelphia Weekly | April 30, 2020, Too soon? Co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ talks comedy during a pandemic
“Abortion rights are paramount to ensuring a person’s full humanity. If a government decides that it has a right to control reproduction, it has decided it has the right to decide how you live your life, what is best for you, what you can handle and what options you should have when it comes to medical care. A society that regulates the choices, goals, and dreams, of some of its citizens is not a free society.”
Wonkette | April 29, 2020, If You're Not Saving Abortion All Day Long Tomorrow, What Are You Even Doing?
A few of our favorite badass abortion rights organizations have teamed up to do an ALL-DAY ABORTION-A-THON-A-PALOOZA tomorrow, April 30, studded with all the stars!
Broadway World | April 23, 2020, Elizabeth Banks, Jenny Slate, Margaret Cho And More Join Dozens Of Celebrities For OPERATION SAVE ABORTION
Elizabeth Banks, Jenny Slate, Margaret Cho and more join dozens of Celebrities on April 30th for OPERATION SAVE ABORTION. Operation Save Abortion is an urgent fundraiser to help Independent Abortion Providers keep their doors open.
Hollywood Reporter | April, 23, 2020, Star-Studded Fundraiser Set for Abortion Providers
Elizabeth Banks, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, Jenny Slate, Sandra Bernhard and Margaret Cho are among the stars set to take part in an all-day fundraiser for independent abortion providers that will be hosted by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and founder of Abortion Access Front.
NPR | March 11, 2020, On The Steps Of The Supreme Court, Abortion Fight Is Not Just Left Vs Right
NPR Visual journalist LA Johnson attended an abortion rally at the steps of the Supreme Court to talk to, and draw, people from both sides of the issue.
Vox | March 5, 2020, As the Supreme Court considers a Louisiana law, abortion opponents have already won
In fact, the sidewalks outside of the Supreme Court were bustling with hundreds of activists on both sides of the issue shouting and waving signs on the morning justices were to hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to transform abortion law in America.
Dame Magazine | March 2, 2020, This Could Be the Week Abortion Rights End
“Everybody is complicit,” says Winstead. “Media is complicit because they don’t cover it. People are complicit because they don’t want to look at the totality and importance of what it means to have bodily autonomy … People have been saying to me: ‘I can’t believe you’re still fighting this fight.’ I say, ‘I can’t believe you’re not fighting it with me.’
The Comic's Comic | February 18, 2020, Episode #290: Lizz Winstead
A podcast interview with AAF founder, Lizz Winstead, about her career and how it lead her to activism.