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Lady Parts Justice Celebrates Launch In New York

Anna Sterling |
July 16, 2014 | 8:23 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

[Lady parts cookies/Photo by Anna Sterling]
[Lady parts cookies/Photo by Anna Sterling]

If you're sick and tired of politicians legislating what you can and can't do with your body, you're not alone.

Lady Parts Justice is a movement taking place across the country aimed at fighting what they consider a right-wing attack on women's autonomy.

It's been around since 2012, but the group launched its website this week, serving as a central hub for people passionate about the issue, and as an educational tool for people who may not be as knowledgeable.

The group uses humor as its main tool to fight anti-choice legislators, which is a reflection of co-founder Lizz Winstead who co-created The Daily Show.

WATCH: Lizz Winstead Talks #LadyPartsJustice On MSNBC's The Reid Report

Winstead hosted the website's official launch party Tuesday at Brooklyn's Union Pool.

The night featured performances by hip-hop artist Jean Grae, stand-up comedian Leah Bonnema, singer-songwriter Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley.

It also featured abortion stories read by CNN contributor Sally Kohn, MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell, and Feministing writer and poet Syreeta McFadden.

It even featured an appearance at the end of the night by Jessica Pimentel, or Gloria from Orange Is The New Black, who led the night's raffle giveaway.

On September 27, the reproductive rights group is putting on the event, V To Shining V, where they encourage people to host their own teach-in style parties across the country to get the word out on the current rollback of reproductive rights.

"We're losing [the battle for reproductive rights] not because we're the minority," said one speaker at the event. "We're losing because we're not speaking out."

Click here to view more images from the group's official launch party.

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