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Scarlett Johansson: Abortion is ‘something we have to fight for and continue to protect’

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June 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Scarlett Johansson used her spot on the cover of Cosmopolitan's July 2017 issue to promote and defend abortion and encourage others to do the same.

She said she hopes her support of abortion company Planned Parenthood "normalizes the conversation" about "reproductive rights."

"There’s no reason we shouldn’t be talking about our reproductive rights," said Johansson, a euphemism for abortion. "They’re something we have to fight for and continue to protect. There’s nothing icky about talking about that stuff. Of course, it’s private and it’s your body, but we should take the stigma away."

The Center for Medical Progress recently released undercover footage from the National Abortion Federation's secretive conference. In it, Planned Parenthood abortionists complained that their "stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric." 

"The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out. The hemorrhages that we manage. You know, those are all parts of our experience," said Dr. Lisa Harris, the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Michigan. "But, there’s no real good place for us to share those."

"An eyeball … fell down into my lap, and that is gross!" recounted Dr. Uta Landy, the founder of Planned Parenthood’s Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS).

In October 2016, Johansson promoted Planned Parenthood at Variety magazine’s "Power of Women" event.

"I feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to redirect the spotlight and shed it on Planned Parenthood and the invaluable work they do and the services they provide to hopefully relieve some of the stigma surrounding women’s issues," she told attendees. 

"If you have something to say" about politics, "it can be really impactful," the liberal Hollywood actress told Cosmopolitan. "I grew up in an environment that encouraged activism, so I never thought about the effect that it would have on my career at any stage. But I know it’s a luxury, and not everybody has that luxury."

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