Steinem Says ‘No Democracy’ Without Right to Abortion

Steinem Says ‘No Democracy’ Without Right to Abortion

April 5, 2019

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem told Planned Parenthood advocates Wednesday that “there is no democracy” without a woman’s right to choose an abortion.

Speaking at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s spring luncheon in Stamford, Connecticut, Steinem condemned the Trump administration for making a clear distinction between family planning and abortion with its rule governing Title X family planning grants. The new regulation prohibits the use of the funds to “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”

“Our ability, men and women, to make decisions over our own bodies is the first step of democracy,” Steinem said. “There is no democracy without that.”


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