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Scarlett Johansson ‘terrified’ by attacks on Planned Parenthood

Actress Scarlett Johansson is frightened political attacks on Planned Parenthood may stop the provision of women’s health services.
Planned Parenthood has come in for heavy criticism from anti-abortion activists and politicians, because it provides birth control services to women, and pregnancy terminations.
The political battle around the reproductive health organisation has grown fiercer in recent years, with many Republican politicians arguing it should no longer receive U.S. federal funding, and some Planned Parenthood clinics being targeted in violent attacks.
The Avengers star, 31, is worried about the fierce political criticism and threats to defund the healthcare provider, and she admitted she’s often relied on them herself.
“It’s pretty terrifying,” Scarlett tells Variety. “Somehow, a woman’s right to choose has become a subject that’s on the Republican platform. I don’t really know what it has to do with politics at all.
“It seems to be a deeply personal issue. I used them to screen me for STDs or take care of my reproductive health, as did all my girlfriends.”
Scarlett is enthusiastically backing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who supports the organisation, over her rival Donald Trump, who has said he will cut off its funding.
“Hillary is the right candidate for right now,” Scarlett adds. “I think she’s got a lot of integrity. She’s got a lot of stamina. She’s a very clever politician, and that’s actually important to me.”
The presidential election will be decided when Americans go to the polls on 8 November (16).

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