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Jennifer Lawrence Used Planned Parenthood For Condoms and Birth Control

Jan 05, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence always seems to speak her mind. In a new interview with Glamour, she admits that it's "not smart, businesswise, to be opinionated. But then what's the point in having a voice at all if I'm not going to use it for what I truly believe in?"

Lawrence has tackled everything from the gender pay gap to playing inspiring characters on screen, and now she's speaking out about Planned Parenthood. The Oscar-winning actress told the magazine about her reaction to the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood in November that left three people dead.

"It’s so awful…. It isn’t an attack on abortions; it’s an attack on women. Because Planned Parenthood is so much more [than abortion]," Lawrence said. "My mom was really religious with me when I was young. She’s not so much anymore. And I wouldn’t have been able to get birth control if it weren’t for Planned P. I wouldn't have been able to get condoms and birth control and all these things I needed as a normal teenager who was growing up in a Jesus house."

She clarified that she became "a successful woman who has not had a pregnancy" because she used Planned Parenthood. "But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?"

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