The other day, I watched Battleground, my friend Cynthia Lowen’s incredible new documentary about the fight over abortion rights. She profiled three anti-abortion activists over the past year because she wanted to understand how that movement could be so effective when more than 70 percent of Americans believe in the right to choose.
The documentary was super interesting to me in part because the leaders of the anti-abortion movement are using creative activism methods that we talk about here at the Center, like effectively engaging young people through compelling storytelling and experiences that feel urgent, collaborative, and celebratory.
This reminded me that those of us who strongly believe in a woman’s right to choose abortion must understand why and how the other side is effective; we must use the powers of creativity and cultural relevance BETTER than they are, and we must use those powers to mobilize people to vote this Roevember. Read on for inspiration and resources on how you can do all of this.