Author Archives: Pamela Merritt

Sex, Lies, and Sting Videos: Making Sense of the Calls to Ban Abortion, Defund Planned Parenthood, and Shut Down the Government

Modern spedning time with friends and internet

They lied, made sting videos, and edited them to smithereens. Now they want to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood, and maybe even shut down the government if they don’t get their way. At this Reproaction Act and Learn webinar, we broke down what’s happening, and what the right is trying to accomplish. We discussed how and why we must use this moment to embrace the positive role access to abortion plays in dignity and equality for women. Finally, we’ll touched on opportunities to take leadership in your community. Get ready to bring your A+ game.

Featuring these guest panelists:

  • Emily Crockett, RH Reality Check federal policy reporter
  • Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis)
  • Renee Bracey Sherman, reproductive justice activist

A Storify of live tweets from the session is available here.

And if you missed our first webinar, check it out here: How Do We Move from Defense to Offense?