Lena Dunham has produced an animated short film with J.J. Abrams celebrating Planned Parenthood’s 100 years of existence. She got some Hollywood friends to help voice the project.
The timing of the video’s release is rather interesting. It precedes by three days the Women’s March on Washington, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday. It’s almost like abortion advocates are gearing up to push their message upon a group of women who are attending the rally under the auspices that it’s something else entirely.
But don’t take my word for it, I’ll let Lena say it in her own words: “The spirit behind this video will hopefully take us into the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, where we will be showing our new president that we’re not going to allow a hundred years of progress to disappear overnight.”
The video’s description reads like something ripped from The Onion, but I assure you, this is not satire.
This is 100 Years, an animated short film produced by Lena Dunham which recounts the history of Planned Parenthood in honor of its centennial. This film reminds us of the tremendous progress that’s been made for women’s health and rights just days before the new president is inaugurated — and at a moment when extreme politicians are trying to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood. The film is narrated by Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, America Ferrera, Constance Wu, Mindy Kaling, and Hari Nef, and many more.
The video comes less than 24 hours after news broke that the Women’s March was excluding a pro-life group from its list of partners. Joy Pullmann breaks down exactly what happened here, but long story short, The Atlantic highlighted that a group of pro-life women were involved in the march, and within several hours they were excluded from the march’s list of partners — despite shallow assurances from protest organizers that they wanted to include all women.
The Women's March confirmed that they removed a pro-life group from their list of partners in response to my articlehttps://t.co/GNFfSjYbZq
— Emma Green (@emmaogreen) January 16, 2017
So what exactly is this march about? It’s clearly not an inclusive demonstration intended to voice objection to those in power, but rather it seems to be a vehicle for extremists to double down on their abortion views.
Planned Parenthood fangirls like Lena and her friends should know that most of the country disagrees with them. In fact, 80 percent of Americans think abortion should be restricted to the first trimester, and most women support the Hyde Amendment — a federal law that restricts taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. Planned Parenthood’s message — if you have a uterus then you should love abortion because every woman does — is totally false. Pushing that line of rhetoric on the Women’s March distorts reality and excludes not women’s voices, but the majority of women’s voices.
In truth, most women believe there should be restrictions on abortion, and a much larger proportion of Americans (49 percent) think abortion is morally wrong than those who think it is morally acceptable (15 percent).