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Elizabeth Banks praises Obama support for Planned Parenthood - video

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Elizabeth Banks has praised US President Barack Obama's support for Planned Parenthood in a new campaign advert.

Planned Parenthood became a central issue in the US presidential election earlier this year, when Republican candidate Mitt Romney vowed to cut off federal funding to the organisation due to the group's pro-choice stance.



Banks has responded to Romney's campaign pledge in a commercial for the Obama campaign, where she reveals her own personal connection to Planned Parenthood.

"Planned Parenthood is something I care very deeply about. Planned Parenthood was my healthcare provider when I didn't have insurance after graduating from college," the 30 Rock star disclosed.

She added of her connection to Planned Parenthood: "Yes, I got birth control but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I'm on record as saying I had a heavy flow.

"And, unfortunately, these are the types of thing I don't want to discuss with employers. I don't want to talk about that."

Elizabeth Banks
Screening of 'What To Expect When You're Expecting", held at AMC Lincoln Square - Arrivals
New York City

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Banks went on to rail against Romney's pledge to cut off Planned Parenthood funding, insisting that "95%" of the group's services have nothing to do with abortion.

"For that little 5% that Mitt Romney decides he doesn't agree with, he's going to take away cancer screenings. What is he doing?" Banks declares.

"He's going to take away people's access to health care close by... We're talking about working-class ladies who need health care."

She went on to formally endorse Obama, declaring: "President Obama has not compromised on women's rights. And that's why President Obama needs to stay in office."

Banks is merely the latest celebrity to endorse Obama for re-election. Morgan Freeman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ryan Murphy have also announced that they will vote for the leader in November.

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