Pregnant Pause: To Have (Or Not Have) a Baby on TV (highlights)

Hollywood, Health & Society’s panel on July 31 at the Writers Guild of America, West—“Pregnant Pause: To Have (or Not Have) a Baby on TV”—explored a range of topics on abortion, childbirth and maternal health. Featured speakers were Dr. Willie Parker, OB/GYN and author of “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice”; Justin Baldoni, co-star of the hit CW series “Jane the Virgin”; Sonja Perryman, manager of research and development at Wise Entertainment and associate producer of East Los High; Lizz Winstead, founder of the Lady Parts Justice League; Dr. Diana Ramos, OB/GYN and director for reproductive health at the L.A. County Public Health Department; Shadman Habibi, nurse-midwife, UCLA OB/GYN; and Gretchen Sisson, a research sociologist for Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at UC San Francisco.