(NEW YORK) — Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks may not want to talk to her employer about her intimate women’s health issues, but she candidly lays them out for Obama supporters in the president’s latest campaign ad.
Banks, who most recently played Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, admits she got birth control from Planned Parenthood as an uninsured recent college graduate “for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow.”
“These aren’t the types of things I want to discuss with employers,” Banks said, weighing in on the debate between Republicans and Democrats over Planned Parenthood funding. “That’s between me and my doctor and at the time my doctor happened to be at Planned Parenthood. So I’m really grateful they exist.”
Banks said she is supporting Obama because he has “not compromised on women’s rights,” while his GOP rival Mitt Romney wants to cut funding to Planned Parenthood over the small percentage of the health care provider’s business that goes to providing abortions.
“For that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with he’s going to take away cancer screenings? What is he doing?” Banks says in the ad. “He’s going to take away people’s access to health care close by.”
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Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations