Meryl Streep Tells Us About Women's Rights, & We Listen As She Is Our Leader

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True fact: Meryl Streep always knows best, and the rest of Hollywood seems to agree. The mega-amazing star talks some sense with her most recent support of global advocacy organization The Center for Reproductive Rights, which has garnered the support of other celebrities like Kevin Bacon, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crudup, and Caroline Kennedy (whew!). The organization is drawing attention to its proposed "Bill of Reproductive Rights," which attempts to grant women greater freedom in terms of control over abortion and contraception.

The Center for Reproductive Rights has the power of Hollywood on its side and has released a "Draw The Line" campaign to promote the bill, which emphasizes giving access to birth control to women all over the country. Check it out below.

We, the people of the United States, hereby assert the following as fundamental human rights that no government may deny, and that our governments at every level must guarantee and safeguard for all.

1.The right to make our own decisions about our reproductive health and future, free from intrusion or coercion by any government, group, or individual.

2.The right to a full range of safe, affordable, and readily accessible reproductive health care — including pregnancy care, preventive services, contraception, abortion, and fertility treatment — and accurate information about all of the above.

3.The right to be free from discrimination in access to reproductive health care or on the basis of our reproductive decisions.


In Streep's campaign video, the actress says, "Every day, the opponents of our fundamental reproductive rights are passing laws designed to take those rights away." Well said, Iron Lady Meryl. In another, couple-we'd-most-like-to-be-dine-with Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick react to Georgia lawmaker Terry England, whom, not long ago, compared women to farm animals in an, erm, interesting analogy.

That is where we, along with Bacon and Sedgwick, have to draw the line, as it were. These campaign videos urge all viewers to do the same and sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights so that it can eventually make its way to Congress. Word to the wise: If Meryl Streep is asking you to do something, you listen up.



Courtesy of The Center for Reproductive Rights