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Pink Releases Protest Single “Irrelevant” With Proceeds Going to When We All Vote

Pink loves a challenge, and on her strident new protest single “Irrelevant,” she takes on any and everyone who would dare to make her feel invisible or powerless. “You can call me irrelevant, insignificant/ You can try to make me small/ I’ll be your heretic, you f–kin’ hypocrite/ I won’t think of you at all/ […]

Diablo Cody Meditates on ‘Juno’ and Its Critics 15 Years Later: “I Am Emphatically Pro-Choice”

Juno, a spec script by then-relatively unknown writer Diablo Cody, quickly became a 2007 breakout hit, winning the Academy Award, BAFTA and Writers Guild of America Awards for best original screenplay, along with Oscar nominations for the film and a then-20-year-old Elliot Page, who played the titular character. It’s been 15 years since the film’s released, […]

Walkouts, Weekly Meetings, Script Notes: The Next Stage of Hollywood’s Abortion Activism

Today in Hollywood, an out-of-office email message might not be for a vacation — but instead a subtle form of protest. Some industry workplaces, including most of the major talent agencies, will participate in a nationwide virtual walkout organized by Planned Parenthood to show support for abortion rights Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. Some […]

Guest Column: Having More Women in Power Could Have Raised Urgency of Protecting Roe

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s June 30 swearing-in as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court was historic and inspiring. While her ascendance just six days after the court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade struck many as ironic and dispiriting, it should also serve as a powerful reminder that in Washington, D.C., as well as in […]

13 Hollywood Storytellers on Bringing Abortion to the Screen, Then and Now

Following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal, filmmakers and TV writers — from 'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'Obvious Child' — discuss their onscreen portrayals and the urgency of telling more stories around reproductive rights with The Hollywood Reporter.

One Big Reason Hollywood Hasn’t Begun Boycotting States Over Abortion Access

The Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade puts Hollywood between a rock and a hard place. While some entertainment industry executives may have tried in years past to stay out of the political fray, industry leaders have been spurred to weigh in on issues that talent has started to consider deal-breakers when assessing whether to […]

Abortion Rights Create a New Debate Surrounding Inclusive Language

In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, entities across the political spectrum have engaged in a flurry of polarizing and impassioned debates. Recent comments — especially from those with large platforms and heightened visibility — have shown that much like gender is not a binary understanding of […]

Impassioned Biden Signs Executive Order to Try to Protect Abortion Access

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the “extreme” Supreme Court majority that ended a constitutional right to abortion and delivered an impassioned plea for Americans upset by the decision to “vote, vote, vote vote” in November. Under mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful in response to the ruling, he signed an executive […]

Guest Column: What Hollywood Can Do After the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

We knew that Roe v. Wade was fragile. When Tara clerked on the Supreme Court nearly 18 years ago, it was clear that, for the most conservative Justices and law clerks, Roe was their tipping point. The ire with which it was viewed was palpable, down to apocryphal stories of law clerks who would go […]

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Her Tweets About “Erasure” of Women

Bette Midler has come under fire on social media after tweeting about the “erasure” of women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with comments some people have found to be transphobic. On Sunday, in what appeared to be a reference to the Roe news, Midler tweeted, “WOMEN OF […]

Pro-Choice Hollywood Amps Up Abortion-Rights Giving Led by Lizzo and Live Nation $1M Donation

Hollywood’s abortion-rights advocates have gone into overdrive — and opened their wallets in increased and creative ways — to support reproductive rights after the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling that overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade. Supporters, led by a $1 million donation from Lizzo and Live Nation, are amping up their giving to […]

Google Announces It Will Delete Users’ Location History Data for Medical Facility Visits, Abortion Clinics

Google announced Friday that it plans to delete location history data “soon after” users visit medical facilities, including abortion clinics. The news, which the tech company published in a blog post also covering how it will also handle user data on apps, follows the June 24 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. […]