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Planned Parenthood’s influence on Hollywood

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By: Mary Margaret Olohan – dailycaller.com – 

Planned Parenthood advised Hollywood on more than 150 productions since 2014 as part of an effort to influence the abortion dialogue, a director at the nonprofit said.

The nation’s largest abortion provider is losing the abortion battle in Washington but is upping its game through Hollywood, freelance journalist Nora Caplan-Bricker wrote Monday in The Washington Post Magazine.

Hollywood is increasingly cooperative, according to Caren Spruch, Planned Parenthood’s director of arts and entertainment engagement.

“Nobody used to call me,” Spruch told Caplan-Bricker. “I would be watching TV and going to the movies and figuring out who I thought might be open to including these story lines. Now I have a couple of repeat clients. Now people call me.”

Spruch estimated Planned Parenthood has advised Hollywood on more than 150 movies and shows since she assisted with the 2014 rom-com “Obvious Child,” Caplan-Bricker wrote.

Caplan-Bricker wrote that Spruch “is the rare person in the abortion rights movement for whom the past few years represent a long-awaited breakthrough in addition to a series of terrifying setbacks.”

“She’s Planned Parenthood’s woman in Hollywood,” Caplan-Bricker added

The writer said Spruch pushes screenwriters to discuss abortion or “works as a script doctor” for screenwriters interested incorporating storylines about abortion, birth control or sexually transmitted infections.

“It’s a role she slipped into sideways, but one that now seems to be increasingly welcome in Hollywood,” Caplan-Bricker wrote.

Caplan-Bricker and Planned Parenthood did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

The writer said Spruch pushes screenwriters to discuss abortion or “works as a script doctor” for screenwriters interested incorporating storylines about abortion, birth control or sexually transmitted infections.

“It’s a role she slipped into sideways, but one that now seems to be increasingly welcome in Hollywood,” Caplan-Bricker wrote.

Caplan-Bricker and Planned Parenthood did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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Source: Planned Parenthood Advised Hollywood On More Than 150 Movies And Shows Since 2014, Director Says | The Daily Caller

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