Gloria Steinem Slams Plan to Exclude Planned Parenthood

As debate continues over maneuvers to block funding for Planned Parenthood from the state's Women's Health Program, feminist icon Gloria Steinem on Wednesday had tough words for Texas lawmakers.

“The action to defund Planned Parenthood is a shame for Texas and this country and makes Texas an exception to every other advanced democracy in the world,” Steinem said, speaking to reporters Wednesday at a statewide conference of the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she was delivering the keynote address. “Every other democracy considers reproductive freedom, the right of an individual to decide when and whether to ...

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