In a series of videos for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Elizabeth Banks, Dascha Polanco, and Retta among others narrate the abortion stories of American women. The stories, submitted by women across America, show the continued importance of abortion access. The series—called Draw the Line Monologues—nicely illustrates both the incredibly complicated and often simple reasons that women choose to have an abortion.
Banks tells the story of a woman named Rebecca. Rebecca, a freshman in college, is recently free of an abusive relationship when she finds out that she’s pregnant. With the support of friends, she decides to have an abortion.
Here’s Orange Is the New Black’s Dascha Polanco telling Kayleigh’s story:
And the wonderful Retta with Rosario’s story: