On August 17, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AI2) announced it would fund pro-abortion propaganda films.
USC Annenberg, a school for communication and journalism, counts Disney (via ABC News, Inc.) — an organization that will pay its employees’ way to exterminate their children — among its industry partners, along with the U.S. State Department, Google, and the Cartoon Network’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
This Disney-linked school is behind AI2, touted as a “leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment.”
In its work, AI2 has tackled pressing issues such as the absence of disabled, gay Muslims depicted in TV shows and Warner Brothers Pictures’ reluctance to release “Batgirl.”
Over the course of this year, AI2 has launched a number of accelerator programs that award money to film students on the basis of their sex and race. One such program, AI2’s “Reproductive Rights Accelerator,” will confer $25,000 stipends to film students who “have a story to tell about reproductive rights.”
Stacy Smith, the founder of AI2, is concerned about the success of the pro-life movement and life-affirming laws in America. She cited them as reason “to educate and inform audiences” about the pro-abortion agenda. “Entertainment has a unique ability to reach viewers and provide that education.”
Smith noted in a statement that her goal “is to illuminate how many opportunities there are to use storytelling as a tool to expand the conversation and create substantial attitude and policy change.”
Monika Parekh, president of Psquared Charitable Foundation, emphasized that the purpose of these student films is to “shape the hearts and minds of their peers and broader audiences in ways that can influence culture and decision making.”
Caren Spruch, a media spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, suggested that this initiative constitutes “an invaluable tool” in crystallizing public opinion and achieving the goals of the pro-abortion movement. Spruch also suggested that the “entertainment community plays a critical role in educating people about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.”
The Hollywood Reporter indicated that script-readers Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Amy Schumer, and others have agreed to publicize the initiative.