Courtesy of Raw Story:
“Planned Parenthood was my health care provider when I didn’t have insurance after I graduated from college,” the “Hunger Games” star says in a video released on President Barack Obama’s YouTube channel on Wednesday. “Yes, I got birth control, but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I’m on the record saying I have a heavy flow.”
“The services that they provide — what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don’t involve anything controversial. So for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with, he’s going to take away cancer screenings?” Banks continues. “What is he doing? He’s going to take away people’s access to health care close by. We’re talking about working-class ladies who need health care.”
“President Obama has not compromised on women’s rights and that’s why President Obama needs to stay in office,” she concludes.
Okay well of course my headline was mostly tongue in cheek except the part about Elizabeth Banks being the "hot girl" in the FYOV movie. That is where I first noticed her and have been a fan ever since.
However the point she makes in this ad is of course a very important one for women to realize. The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide health care services, and educational services, to people who need them, NOT to promote abortion as the Right Wing would have us believe.
Mitt Romney has jumped on the bandwagon to vilify Planned Parenthood and has even said he will "get rid of it." That is an incredibly ignorant and insensitive statement to make.
In my opinion NO woman who cares about other women could possibly support the Republican ticket in 2012.
By the way I am still a huge fan of Elizabeth Banks, and her "heavy flow" admission does NOTHING to deter my admiration. (And how cool is it that the actress who played Laura Bush in Oliver Stone's movie "W" is making this ad for the President?)