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Steinem Says Being Pro-Choice Does Not Make One Pro-Abortion

May 17, 2017

Gloria Steinem
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Gloria Steinem says her work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights doesn't make her "pro-abortion."

The feminist icon spoke to the Associated Press ahead of her appearance at a centennial gala fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, whose government grants have been targeted by some Republicans. Ohio Right to Life calls her a "radical pro-abortion icon" and calls Planned Parenthood a de-humanizing organization. Steinem says she's accustomed to being admired and reviled - including in her home state of Ohio - but that "no one is pro-abortion." She says it's about whether a woman and her physician, or the government, makes the decision.