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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 | 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
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.”