January 18, 2013 — Our video roundup includes a unique assortment of Web videos hand-picked by our editors. This week, we feature segments discussing the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice," conservatives' positions on contraception and violence against women in India.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a video this week that encourages people to move away from the labels "pro-choice" and "pro-life" when discussing abortion. The terms don't fully reflect the complexities of the issue or most people's views, according to the video. "So the next time you talk about abortion, don't let the labels box you in," the narrator says. The video was released in conjunction with PPAF's launch of notinhershoes.org, a site that includes graphics and other features explaining public opinion on abortion (PPAF, 1/15).
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell speaks with Republican strategist Juleanna Glover, who wrote a recent New York Times opinion piece urging conservatives to support public funding for contraception because it would decrease the need for abortion and ultimately save money on health services. Glover hopes that conservatives will soften their stance against government funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers that also offer abortion services (Mitchell, "Andrea Mitchell Reports," MSNBC, 1/9).
On CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," actress Frieda Pinto discusses a recent rape case that sparked outrage and protests across India. Pinto, known for her role in "Slumdog Millionaire" and other films, describes her experiences growing up in India and how misogynistic attitudes fuel violence against women in the country (Burnett, "Erin Burnett OutFront," CNN, 1/13). Burnett also speaks with "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi about harassment she faced as a student in India (Burnett, "Erin Burnett OutFront," CNN, 1/8).
Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership
Andrea Friedman, associate editor & director of reproductive health programs, National Partnership
Marya Torrez, associate editor & senior reproductive health policy counsel, National Partnership
Melissa Safford, associate editor & policy advocate for reproductive health, National Partnership
Perry Sacks, assistant editor & health program associate, National Partnership
Cindy Romero, assistant editor & communications assistant, National Partnership
Justyn Ware, editor
Amanda Wolfe, editor-in-chief
Heather Drost, Hanna Jaquith, Marcelle Maginnis, Ashley Marchand and Michelle Stuckey, staff writers
Tucker Ball, director of new media, National Partnership