USA TODY College – Jan. 18, 2017
100 Years, a short documentary about the history of Planned Parenthood and the fight for reproductive rights, was released Monday evening by Lena Dunham and the organization NowThis Her. Since then, the video sparked a revival of the #IStandWithPP hashtag.
The animated video features narration from Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Mindy Kaling, America Ferrera and others, and has more than 2 million views and more than 20,000 shares on Facebook as of this writing.
“This film reminds us of the tremendous progress that’s been made for women’s health and rights just days before the new president is inaugurated — and at a moment when extreme politicians are trying to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood,” Dunham wrote on her website, Lenny.
Dunham says the spirit of the video will hopefully be taken into the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday, where an estimated 200,000 people will gather.
It is also estimated there will be more than 600 sister marches in all 50 states and a few other countries.
The marches, planned for Jan. 21, the day following Trump’s inauguration, call for protection of rights, safety, health and families.