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Edelstein plays a woman who appears to be from the 1950s and is walking slowly and timidly down a hallway toward a closet. "Only decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions, or they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse," the actress says in voice over as she opens a closet door. Inside is a single coat hanger on the rack.
We then see a flash of the distraught actress, now wearing modern-day clothing, looking fearfully into the same closet. The voice over continues: "So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask, 'Why is the GOP trying send women back to the back alley?'" Watch the ad for yourself below.
The 43-year-old Edelstein, an outspoken advocate of women's rights, told RadarOnline she wanted to star in the ad "because I believe that every woman needs to know the grave danger that women’s reproductive rights are facing in Congress right now." She added that she hopes "women across America tell Congress that these bills are an attack on women's health and that they are unacceptable."
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