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WATCH: Some of our favorite actresses read real abortion stories for #DrawTheLine

Draw the Line is a campaign led by the Center for Reproductive Rights that is using personal stories to mobilize people to stand up for abortion. And they rely on some of our on-screen favorites to share these stories.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is taking a case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to challenge the unconstitutional trap laws that threaten to shut down almost all of the abortion care providers in Texas. In preparation for this historic case (it will be the first abortion-related case that the Supreme Court has heard since 2007), the Center for Reproductive Rights is relying on Draw the Line to encourage people to speak out against attacks on abortion. According to their website, “We’re asking you to stand with us against political attacks on reproductive health care and say: This is where I draw the line.”

One element of this campaign is the Draw the Line Monologues, where celebrities read real people’s stories about the importance of abortion care. Here are a few of my favorites read by:

Orange is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco

Scandal‘s First Lady, Bellamy Young

And 30 Rock‘s Elizabeth Banks.

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Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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