Lena Dunham Says Abortion “is the Most Basic of All Human Rights”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 23, 2017   |   5:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Lena Dunham is back, and she has a bunch of her celebrity friends helping her fight for abortion and Planned Parenthood again.

Dunham’s “Lenny Letter” blog produced a short video this week urging people to call their U.S. Senators and tell them to support the No. 1 abortion business in the nation, according to The Wrap.

U.S. Senate leaders announced plans to consider a bill next week to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal and replace Obamacare. The U.S. House already passed a bill.

The House version of the bill would eliminate more than $390 million (about 86 percent) of the annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood from all mandatory spending programs. The measure also would redirect funding to community health centers that outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20 to 1 and offer a wider array of health care services, but not abortions. The bill also would repeal Obamacare abortion subsidies.

The bill would close the largest pipeline for federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, as well CHIP, Title V and Title X block grant programs.

In the video, Dunham railed against the legislation, along with “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Judd Apatow, Elisabeth Moss, Alison Brie, Andrew Rannells, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Walsh and Suki Waterhouse.

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They claimed that cutting taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood would have drastic consequences.

“This is nothing more than a blatantly political attempt to do whatever it takes to attack women’s health and rights, and take healthcare away from the people who need it most,” the celebrities said in the video. “The right to decide our own bodily future is the most basic of all human rights.”

But when it comes to Planned Parenthood and abortion, the issue is not just about women’s bodies and futures. Unborn babies’ lives and futures also are involved, and abortion destroys these babies’ most basic right, the right to life. Without it, they have no control over their bodies or futures. Without the right to life, truly the most basic of all human rights, they cannot enjoy any other rights.

In 2015, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions, nearly 5,000 more than the previous year. These numbers represent human lives, babies’ lives, not just women’s.

And if Planned Parenthood really was concerned about women’s health care, not abortions, it could get out of this political fight really quickly. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump offered to support an increase in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood if it stopped doing abortions. The abortion chain refused.

Its CEO Cecile Richards went so far as to call the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortion – the destruction of unborn babies’ lives – is Planned Parenthood’s top priority.