The comment below on director Joss Whedon’s pro-Planned Parenthood video by a writer at The Institute of Religion and Publishing’s First Things site illustrates the challenge of conflicting narratives.
The writer, reacting to a storyline in which Planned Parenthood provides contraception that prevents a pregnancy is unbelievable, even though it is the primary service the organization offers. She forces the counter-narrative, that Planned Parenthood is irretrievably bad, into her critique of the campaign.
In the story Whedon tells, abortion and contraception are a choice for a woman and her doctor. And only those two people. It’s a harder world to believe in than any of the fantastical ones he’s created.
Source: The Limits of Planned Parenthood’s Storytelling | Leah Libresco Sargeant | First Things