Pick of the Day: Operation Save Abortion 4/30
The far reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic go beyond just the virus spreading and the deaths it causes or even the terrifying economic disruption. For instance, access to independent abortion providers is getting shut down even though it’s an essential, crucial service. It’s heinous to do this sans pandemic, it’s particularly despicable to do during these times with the most devastating pandemic nearly anyone has lived through.
So, Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show, will be leading as the head of Abortion Access Front and hosting this Operation Save Abortion fundraiser to raise money for said independent abortion providers to stay open and operating in these dire times. It’ll be 12 hour live-stream on Instagram Live at the AAFs Instagram @abortionfront going from Thurs. Apr. 30th 7AM PT/10AM ET-7PM PT/10PM ET.
Slated for the fundraising live-stream event is a marvelous row of comedy folks including: Elizabeth Banks, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, Jenny Slate, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Beth Stelling, Dana Gould, Josh Gondelman, Samantha Irby, Shannon Woodward, Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Jessica Kirson, Krystyna Hutchinson (co-host of the Guys We F’cked podcast), and Lindy West (Shrill).
That’s not even the whole line-up that already includes many of comedy’s finest, which should make for one damn fine marathon live-stream chock full of stand-up, stories, bits, and more (on top of supporting a very important cause that might have otherwise easily gotten swept under the radar of the COVID-19 news cycle).
FYI, you can support this cause during the live-stream or even before then at keepourclinics.org.
— Lizz "Hollywood Death Cult" Winstead (@lizzwinstead) April 23, 2020