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Abortion Access Front uses humor, celebrity and pop culture to advance the conversation on reproductive rights in unexpected places. With our unique combination of community building events and digital media rabble rousing, our message is spreading and people are paying attention!
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Eugene Weekly | October 21, 2019, Abortion AF: The Tour with Lizz Winstead
Abortion Access Front (AAF) Founder, comedian and Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead, kicks off the third leg of Abortion AF: The Tour in Eugene at The WOW Hall.
City Pages | October 9, 2019, How a law about circuses allowed Minnesota politicians to restrict abortion
A new video produced by the Abortion Access Front, for UnRestrict Minnesota, in the style of the popular TV show Drunk History depicts the ridiculous way Minnesota lawmakers restricted abortion in the state.
October 4, 2019, Abortion Access Front (AAF) Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Louisiana Abortion Case • Abortion Access Front
Lizz Winstead, Founder of Abortion Access Front and Co-Creator of The Daily Show states: “This case represents yet another critical moment in the battle for abortion care just this year.”
That’s So Retrograde Podcast | October 4, 2019, Honoring ABORTION AF with Trailblazer Lizz Winstead
Lizz educates on the real red tape around accessibility to abortion and womens healthcare and lays down the framework for what we can do to help.
The Chip Franklin Show | October 4, 2019, Abortion Rights & Impeachment with Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead
Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead joins Chip and Nikki to talk about creating the iconic show and women’s healthcare rights.
AFROPUNK | September 23, 2019, AFROPUNK BK ACTIVISM ROW: ABORTION AF
We advocate for abortion access, bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom, but what makes our approach so cool and unique is we often use humor and pop culture in our messaging as a way to inspire people to get involved and do something.
The Advocate | September 19, 2019, National comedians want to create connection, conversation on Abortion Access Front tour
By connecting clinics with their advocates in what Winstead described as “deserts of care,” these shows give audiences knowledge of how to help and what services can be rendered.
AMERICAN THEATRE | September 18, 2019, A Is for Art About Abortion Access
Their tactics included colorful costumes and public demonstrations aimed to entertain and educate at the same time. Examples ranged from a revival meeting with a female-presenting “Shesus” testifying about a kinder God, to a “human fake clinic,” a moving facility created in which 20 live performers acted out what goes on inside of a crisis pregnancy center, which are designed to present fake information about reproductive health to deter women from getting abortions.
The Texas Signal | September 18, 2019, Signal Q&A with Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead
“Providing a landscape for folks to have activism, because this is our lives now…We have to incorporate it into our world and figure out like your yoga practice, like everything else, you need to have a piece of activism in your world, and helping people figure out what’s sustainable for them is part of what we do.”
Houston Press | September 17, 2019, Things to Do: Lizz Winstead and Friends at The Secret Group
Many political satirists may be lending big ideas voice while tucked away on the coasts, Winstead is traveling through fly-over country to get her message (and her jokes) to the people who need to hear it. “Getting the audience involved and getting the community involved – it’s really cool,” she reflects.
Left in Texas | September 17, 2019, Lit with Lizz Winstead: Abortion, Guns and the Texas Legislature
We met up with Lizz Winstead at Austin Beer Garden on her comedy tour for Abortion AF. She’s co-creator of The Daily Show and Abortion Access Front and we covered the ABCs of Texas politics from Abortion to Briscoe Cain.
Issues for Your Tissues | September 16, 2019, Abortion Access Front and Lizz Winstead Bring Do Re #MeToo to Austin
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, author of Lizz Free or Die and founder of Abortion Access Front (Abortion AF), joined me to talk about Abortion Access Front, its Do Re #MeToo tour, Tuesday, September 17th Austin stop, and clinic support.
Harness Magazine | September 15, 2019, Q&A From AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2019 With Abortion Access Front
At this year’s AFROPUNK Festival – Brooklyn 2019, Harness sat down with Moji Alawode-El and Joyelle Johnson from Abortion Access Front to learn more about the organization and its mission.
The Rabble | September 13, 2019, Abortion AF! with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show | Arnold Schwarzenegger & Eric Holder awkwardly hold hands against gerrymandering | RIP Texas polling locations
Abortion rights activist and comedy goddess Lizz Winstead (co-creator and original head writer of The Daily Show!) fangirls with us over Molly Ivins and stresses humor as an important tool of the revolution.
The State Hornet | September 3, 2019, Students rally in Sacramento for college campus abortion care –
Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of the satirical news program, “The Daily Show,” also spoke in support of the bill. “This bill is a no-brainer and all the government has to do is say yes,” Winstead said.