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Comedienne Sarah Silverman performs a musical number mid-show at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sept. 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) Comedienne Sarah Silverman performs a musical number mid-show at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sept. 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)  

Hollywood fundraises for Texas abortions with ‘Night of a Thousand Vaginas!’

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Comedians Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and others are scheduled to appear for an evening of comedy and music Sunday to raise funds for Texas abortions.

The event, titled “A Night of A Thousand Vaginas!” will take place at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and is being billed as an “emergency benefit to help Texas women” who have been affected by Texas’ new abortion restrictions passed in the state over the summer.

The evening is set to feature comedians Silverman, Galifianakis, Steve Agee, Jen Kirkman, Tiffany Haddish, and musician Josh Homme of the Queens of the Stone Age. Laura Kightlinger and Retta are expected to host.

The reproductive rights group “A Is For” — a relatively new organization that describes its mission as to serve as “an ally and advocate for organizations working to protect reproductive rights; we are a unifying forum utilizing social media to spotlight issues and encourage activism” — is putting on the event.

“A is For is organizing this emergency benefit to raise money for Texas abortion funds (Lilith Fund, TEA Fund, Whole Women’s Health Action Fund, and Fund Texas Women) who are working to help women affected by this law by providing financial support to help cover procedures, travel, lodging and child care,” A is For wrote in its description of the purpose of the vagina night.

Tickets are now sold out but they ranged in price from $60 – $100.

Texas has been at the center of an abortion fight since the summer when the state legislature passed a number of abortion restrictions, some of which pro-choice activists have been challenging in the courts.

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