Stacey Dash has returned to acting!
The actress is playing the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School in a controversial anti-abortion movie that is currently being shot in New Orleans.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former Fox News commentator is playing Mildred Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and the former multi-term president of National Right to Life, the oldest national pro-life organization in America.
Although Jefferson had many achievements in her life, such as the first woman to become a member of the Boston Surgical Society, she was also a stone-cold Reagan Republican and an avid pro-life activist who worked hard to overturn Roe v. Wade. In 1981, she testified before Congress in support of a bill that, if passed, would have allowed states to prosecute abortion as murder, The New York Times reports.
Therefore it is no surprise that Dash was picked to play Jefferson, who died in 1981, in this anti-abortion film that is being promoted as “Roe v. Wade the Movie.” The Huffington Post reports that the film advertises itself as telling “the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated,” according to a GoFundMe page linked to its website.
Dash is acting alongside other conservative movie stars like Jon Voight and Robert Davi.
Dash rescinded her decision to run for Congress earlier this year. She planned to run as a Republican in California’s 44th district, an area that covers Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach.
“At this point, I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family,” she said. ‘I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first.”