Elizabeth Banks Is Featured in Reproductive Rights Campaign Draw the Line
Massachusetts native Elizabeth Banks has added another role to her resume: abortion rights supporter.
Banks and six other actresses—Amy Brenneman, Mercedes Mason, Mary McCormack, Dascha Polanco, Retta, and Bellamy Young—are featured in the Center for Reproductive Rights‘ Draw the Line campaign, which presents the true stories of women who decided to have abortions.
The stories are diverse but uniformly intimate. Banks tells the story of Rebecca, a woman who decided not to have her abusive boyfriend’s baby; Polanco of Kayleigh, a full-time student not ready to be a mother; Retta of Rosario, a woman whose life was threatened by an ectopic pregnancy; and the list goes on.
The Center for Reproductive Rights launched Draw the Line to coincide with the lead-up to Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, a Supreme Court case that could outlaw the majority of abortion clinics in Texas. The three-pronged campaign includes the celebrity videos, real women’s stories, and encouraging individuals to sign on to support abortion rights. Its hashtag is already gaining traction on social media.
You can watch Bank’s video below, and all of the videos here.