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Jennifer Lawrence on Planned Parenthood Shooting: “It’s an Attack on Women”

Jennifer Lawrence on Planned Parenthood Shooting: "It's an Attack on Women"

With her career-shifting Lenny letter about equal pay, Jennifer Lawrence announced that she’d become one of the biggest feminist voices in Hollywood. 

The actress has followed through in a new interview with Glamour, in which she reveals the necessity of Planned Parenthood in her own life and calls the shooting at a Colorado facility last November “an attack on women.”  

“It isn’t an attack on abortions; it’s an attack on women,” argued Lawrence. “Because Planned Parenthood is so much more [than abortion]. 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.” 

“And now,” she concluded, gesturing broadly, “I am a successful woman who has not had a pregnancy. But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears and cancer screenings?” 

Lawrence is currently out promoting the biopic “Joy,” but she has plenty of future projects in the works, too. The “Hunger Games” franchise over, but Lawrence will be returning to action mode in “X-Men: Apocalypse” (out May 27) and the sci-fi adventure “Passengers”  (out December 21). The actress is also attached to the big-screen adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir “It’s What I Do.” Then there’s her directorial debut, “Project Delirium,” which will focus on chemical-warfare experiments in the postwar era. 

But the movie with the most buzz just might be her upcoming collaboration with Amy Schumer. Calling the stand-up comedian “the most empathetic person I’ve ever met in my life,” Lawrence reports that she and Schumer have just wrapped up a first draft on the comedic screenplay they’re writing together. Details are still scarce, but Lawrence did divulge of the project, “It’s definitely not a politically correct film.” 

[via Glamour]

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