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Scarlett Johansson is urging women to stand up for their rights.
Days after the United States House of Representatives passed a bill to cut $300 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood centers across the country, the actress has taken action. In a new video, Johansson, 26, pleads with women to sign a petition to stop the "disastrous" legislation.
"The House passed a bill to eliminate our country's family planning program and to stop Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving any federal money to provide life-saving preventative care," the Iron Man 2 star says. "That means no money for cervical cancer screenings and breast exams. No money for testing and treatment of STDs, not even testing for HIV. No money for birth control."
"Every year Planned Parenthood provides essential care to millions of women, men and teens," Johansson concludes. "For many people, especially those with low incomes, Planned Parenthood is their only source of health care."
Watch the video here: