Launched in 2012 by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Draw the Line is a national campaign to build support across the United States the protection of every woman's constitutional rights and access to safe, legal, high-quality reproductive health care.
So far, with the help of hundreds of thousands of signatures across the country on the Bill of Reproductive Rights, the campaign has gotten Congress to introduce the historic Women’s Health Protection Act in 2013.
Today, Draw the Line works to strengthen protections for reproductive rights and health care by sharing the personal reproductive health experiences of Americans from all walks of life — from Paula, a mother from Texas, who got pregnant at 16 and decided to keep it after having a helpful experience at Planned Parenthood, to singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, who had a traumatizing illegal abortion because she felt like she had no other options.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi kicked off the initiative in September 2014 for the Center with a two-minute video describing her struggle with endometriosis and the importance of high-quality reproductive health care for all Americans.
"I had access to the best physicians and the best medical treatment," said Lakshmi. "I think about my peers in other parts of the country who may not have access to all the resources that I have access to."