Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union has designed a limited edition tee for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the second of the Fund’s three celebrity-designed shirts being sold to highlight what’s at stake for young women in the election as part of their Women are Watching advocacy and political campaign.
The front of the shirt reads: “My Birth Control. “My Decision,” and the back of the shirt says “Women Are Watching. ”
“It’s hard to believe we’re still living in a time when some politicians believe they should make decisions for women about birth control and basic health care. That’s why I’m always proud to support Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s efforts to engage women around critical issues in the upcoming election through their Women Are Watching campaign. We have to vote like our access to birth control and basic health care is on the line this year – because it is,” said Gabrielle Union.
Union has been a long time supporter of Planned Parenthood. In 2012, she served as the spokesperson for the origanization’s breast health initiative launch and recorded a video sharing her personal story to encourage women to engage in good breast health practices. That same year, she also helped launched Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Women Are Watching campaign.
Actress Scarlett Johansson designed the campaign’s first shirt and the third in the series, designed by Orange is the New Black stars Natasha Lyonne and Selenis Leyva will be released later this month.
“We’re proud to partner with Gabrielle Union once again to motivate millions of young women in what will be a critical election for women. Women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, as proved by the U.S. Supreme Court’s dangerous decision in favor of Hobby Lobby. We have less than 40 days until Election Day, and we’re fighting back. Every woman in this country deserves elected leaders that will protect access to birth control, preventive health services provided by Planned Parenthood, and safe and legal abortion. Most importantly, we need more leaders to trust women to make their own health care decisions,”said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.