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Why Joss Whedon Is Fighting For Planned Parenthood

Why Joss Whedon Is Fighting For Planned Parenthood

Joss Whedon's “crushing depression” began in November, when election results swung the United States to the right. But in mid-March, the writer-director behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron was resisting despair as he worked through the last day of a three-day shoot for Unlocked, his short film promoting Planned Parenthood.That afternoon, Whedon’s crew was setting up a scene in which a woman with breast cancer collapses in pain in her kitchen, dropping her groceries on the floor. The fictional character’s illness had gone undiagnosed because she had no access to preventive screenings — her local Planned Parenthood health center had been shuttered.“Women's healthcare is so much just about women's humanity,” Whedon told BuzzFeed News from the Los Ang