“One of us can be dismissed. Two of us can be ignored. But together, we are a movement and we are unstoppable.”
- Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund
In a surreal time when our hard-fought reproductive rights are in real peril, it is imperative that all-of-us stand strong and stand together in their defense.
To help Planned Parenthood launch its new project, UNSTOPPABLE, our Bay Area filmmaker friend and fellow activist Tiffany Shlain made a powerful short film called “Unstoppable Manifesto.” Hear what Tiffany had to share about her own personal experience and motivation:
“I grew up hearing stories from my late father, who, as a young surgeon, would try to save women in the emergency room after they were unable to get a safe abortion and ended up trying to do it themselves. In my early twenties, long before I was ready to have children, or had started my career or even met Ken, I became pregnant. I was in no way ready to become a mother, and was so grateful to be able to get a safe abortion. But even though I had a place to go, I still, like so many women, had to make my way through a line of protestors shouting terrible things at me, making what was already so difficult, worse.
Because of reproductive choice, I was able to start my career and meet Ken, then years after that, have children. We’ve been married now for 20 years and have two daughters. My first film at Sundance in 2003 was called “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness,” about the importance of reproductive rights, and was made for Planned Parenthood. At the premiere, I was 7 months pregnant with our oldest daughter Odessa wearing a shirt stretched across my belly that said "My Choice." Today it feels imperative that we rise to protect this right for our daughters and all women.”
We are with you, Tiffany, Planned Parenthood, and all women. Together, all-of-us will build an unstoppable movement.
1 Watch and share this short film:
2 Sign the Unstoppable manifesto: https://www.unstoppablenow.org/3 Want to do more? Take action at https://www.unstoppablenow.org/take-action/