In a new ad for MoveOn.org, House star Lisa Edelstein confronts a coat hanger as she condemns the GOP's "all-out assault on women's health." The commercial's entitled "We Won't Go Back to the Back Alley" and is set to air on various cable channels, which is laudable considering how rarely abortion is even mentioned on national television.
In an interview with Ms. Magazine, Edelstein passionately defends the cause, saying:
"This is an attack on women's rights that's taking place behind closed doors and fine-print legislation. They're not attacking Roe v. Wade directly, they want to make it impossible for women to choose abortion. … [Most people] rely on organizations like MoveOn to let us know what's going on. They're in the trenches and paying attention…
I want to shine a light on what's happening. No matter if you're a Democrat or Republican — this is not about the GOP, although we mention them in the ad — voters need to know that their representatives are trying to take away their rights."
Well said, Lisa. Well said.