Former Time’s Up Leaders Take Up Abortion Rights – But Face Criticism From Longtime Activists

“Once again, we see an elite group mobilizing around a social issue without including the activists who’ve been working on this issue for decades,” one advocate says

Former leaders of Hollywood’s nonprofit Time’s Up — including producer Katie McGrath, attorney Nina Shaw, actress Ashley Judd and CAA agent and board member Maha Dakhil — have mobilized anew in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of the constitutional right to abortion last month. But former Time’s Up members and survivors of sexual assault say the group’s past failures, including on the abortion issue, hinder their credibility.

“Once again, we see an elite group mobilizing around a social issue without including the activists who’ve been working on this issue for decades,” activist and sexual assault survivor Louise Godbold wrote in an email to TheWrap. “And no, it is not enough to accessorize the next Golden Globes with abortion activists dressed in black.”

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