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Medium | January 16, 2020, Abortion Is Normal, and It's Time to Treat It That Way
Organizations like Shout Your Abortion and the Abortion Access Front as well as artists and abortion storytellers are changing the way that we talk about reproductive justice — moving from a defensive crouch to unapologetic candidness. It’s exactly what we need.
The Mary Sue | January 13, 2020, Abortion Advocacy Groups Are Changing Their Names to Use Inclusive Language & It’s a Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of
First, the Lady Parts Justice League announced that they were changing their name to the Abortion Access Front, appropriately abbreviated to Abortion AF. Abortion AF was founded by The Daily Show’s Lizz Winstead and uses comedy to fight for reproductive justice. The name for the original organization came from a very “binders full of women” moment in state politics:
The New York Times | January 9, 2020, 4 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Abortion Access Front teams up with podcast, “Nevertheless She Existed” for a night celebrating feminist heroes of the abortion movement.
The Knockturnal | December 4, 2019, Exclusive: David Cross, Lizz Winstead And More Talk Political Satire At Paley Center
Last Monday, a group of comedians and writers sat down with Vinson Cunningham, staff writer for The New Yorker, to discuss The Power of Political Satire on TV. The writers included: David Cross, Lizz Winstead, Elayne Boosler, Felonious Monk, and Dave Smith.
Rewire.News | November 25, 2019, Planning a Wedding While Battling Protesters: Clinic Director Calla Hales on Her Unusual Wedding Day
“We had a lot of out of town escorts from other clinics come in, and [reproductive rights nonprofit] Abortion Access Front paid for their hotel rooms so they could have a place to stay.”
Vox | November 20, 2019, Op-Ed: Twitter is banning political ads. Nonprofits like mine could suffer.
“As the founder of the Abortion Access Front, Twitter’s announced policy would have killed our nonprofit’s ability to pay for ads that promote our shows, rallies, and actions where we push back against dishonest anti-abortion rhetoric with facts.”
Al Jazeera | November 14, 2019, The Abortion Bans
Fault Lines examines early abortion bans passed in the US, how women are resisting, and whether the laws will stand. Catch our sign at 01:40!
Seattleite | November 13, 2019, Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Comes to Seattle for One Night of Comedy
Abortion Access Front (AAF), formerly Lady Parts Justice League is a super-fun nonprofit, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, using comedy to advocate for reproductive rights.
The Register-Guard | November 8, 2019, Matt's Picks
“Abortion Access Front” features “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead and local comedian Brandon Lyons, who will poke at everything from immigration to impeachment and Brexit to birth control.
Eugene Weekly | November 7, 2019, Abortion AF: The Tour
“What’s needed is humor to join the struggle, and it’s needed more than ever. Along comes Abortion AF: The Tour. As its website proudly notes, ‘When abortion providers need help, #WeShowUp.'”
Do Eugene | November 6, 2019, Abortion Access Front Presents Abortion AF: The Tour
Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League), the reproductive rights organization founded by comedian Lizz Winstead (co-creator of the Daily Show), announces Abortion AF: The Tour, a comedy and activism roadshow traveling to states hardest hit by abortion restrictions.
Funemployment Radio | November 4, 2019,: SCAPPOOSE ADVENTURE
Lizz Winstead talks all things about her new tour, living in Portland and educating yourself, and more!
we are mitú | October 31, 2019, Alabama Abortion Activists Scored A Major Win As Federal Judge Blocks Near-Total Abortion Ban
“Despite the improvements, problems still persist, leaving some pro-abortion rights groups to take matters into their own hands. For instance, Abortion Access Front has an initiative called exposefakeclinics.com, which encourages supporters to review anti-abortion centers and abortion providers on Google Maps.”
Portland Mercury | October 22, 2019, Abortion AF: The Tour at Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, OR
Comedians Lizz Winstead (Co-Creator of The Daily Show) and Beth Stelling (Netflix’s The Standups) link up with Portland’s own Brandon Lyons to for the Portland stop on Abortion Access Front’s “Abortion AF” Tour, an activism roadshow created by the reproductive rights non-profit that Winstead heads up.
The Stranger | October 21, 2019, Abortion AF: The Tour Featuring Lizz Winstead at Clock-Out Lounge in Seattle, WA