‘House’ star films pro-choice ad for MoveOn

We Wont Go Back

This week’s controversy over a race-centric anti-abortion billboard in SoHo—rapidly taken down—came against the backdrop of a broader political battle over federal funding for women’s health services. Liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org recently produced this pro-choice spot featuring House actress Lisa Edelstein, in response to efforts by House Republicans on Capitol Hill to cut public money for abortions from the budget. Featuring a persona associated with the medical profession—albeit fictionally—helps drive the ad’s message. (House himself, on the other hand, would have offered a surely skewed opinion.)