It’s 2019, but it in many parts of the U.S. it could be 1919 again.
A woman’s right to make her own choices about her health and her body is under widespread attack.
This year alone, 303 bills restricting abortion care have been filed in 47 states. Among those bills, 135 ban abortion in some or all circumstances. So far in 2019, nine U.S. states have passed laws of this type, and more states are considering similar legislation.
Planned Parenthood is fighting the religious patriarchy at every turn. Here’s their latest video effort:
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The cast from The Handmaid’s Tale are banding together to support a woman’s right to choose.
Ahead of Wednesday’s all-new episode, some of the stars from the hit series teamed up with HarpersBazaar.com and Planned Parenthood for a PSA about women’s healthcare in America with one clear message: “When we start restricting access to abortion, our country takes one step closer to Gilead.”
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Gilead is closer to reality than you think. But it doesn’t have to be. BAZAAR.com teams up with Planned Parenthood (@ppact) and the cast of @HandmaidsonHulu—@elisabethmossofficial, #AnnDowd, @whododatlikedat, @amandabrugel, @madbrew, #BradleyWhitford, & @maxminghella—to support the fight for abortion care and denounce attacks on women’s healthcare in America. #stopthebans
The Handmaid’s Tale is now in its third season on Hulu.
Author Margaret Atwood is at work on the book’s sequel. Penguin Random House said that the new novel is set to be published on Sept. 10, 2019. It’s called The Testaments and will take place 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale left off.
One in four American women will have an abortion in her lifetime.
One in five American women has visited Planned Parenthood for healthcare services.
One in three American women of reproductive age lives in a state where abortion could be outlawed if Roe is overturned.
Women’s healthcare is healthcare. Period. Yet, 19 million people in the United States live in reproductive health deserts—forced to travel more than one hour to obtain a safe and legal abortion.
You can help by texting RESIST to 22422 to learn more about Planned Parenthood’s fight to safeguard abortion access and preserve the quality of women’s healthcare.