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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.
MEAWW | February 14, 2020'The Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead says her show made comedians 'the watchdogs of the powerful'
To top it off with a call to action in the room, she says, “It is a great way to bring our fanbase together with the change-makers] in their city, and gives them a way to fight back.”
WUFT News | February 11, 2020, Changeville Brings Together Artists And Activists To Collaborate For Social Change
The Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy perform at the annual Changeville festival in Gainesville, FL.
Salon.com | February 11, 2020, "Daily Show" Co-Creator on How Trump Isn't Funny and Comedy Could Help Save Abortion
Lizz Winstead on the Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy tour & how various everyday acts can support reproductive rights.
WJLA | January 24, 2020, Tens of Thousands Come to Washington for 47th Annual March For Life Anti-Abortion Rally
“It’s pretty apparent we’re out numbered today. This is the biggest anti-abortion march of the year,” explained Molly Gaebe with Abortion Access Front. “We want to show that there are other voices. This is a big loud gathering, but we just want to make our voices heard as well,” said Sarah Hartshorne.
The Washington Post | January 24, 2020, The Scene During the March for Life Rally in Washington
Thousands, including the group Abortion Access Front, attend the 47th annual March for Life on the Mall.
The Hill | January 22, 2020, 'Daily Show' Co-creator Launches 'Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy' Tour
The co-creator of “The Daily Show” is launching a 2020 comedy tour in the nation’s capital to raise awareness about what she calls the “relentless assaults on reproductive rights.”
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.