Politics 2017: Chelsea Handler to Lead Women’s March at Sundance Film Fest

The Hollywood Reporter:

As the country prepares for the inauguration on Jan. 20, we, the united women of these United States — holding hands in solidarity with our boyfriends, our girlfriends, our brothers, our uncles, our nephews and our husbands — will march on Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Park City and all across the world on Jan. 21 to show our passion and resolve for the democratic spirit of America that respects all women’s right to live in a society as equals, not as second-class citizens.

Women are under a right-wing political assault, and I intend to fight back with all my might against a Republican president, a Republican Congress, and the radical, religious right who are drooling to defund Planned Parenthood health services nationwide.

Planned Parenthood is an American institution that is 100 years old, an organization that 2.5 million Americans visit each year, and an resource that provides female health and education services on cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer screenings, endometriosis, pap tests, HPV tests, female infertility, urinary tract infections and — everyone’s personal bread-baking favorite — yeast infections and vaginitis.

If you think it’s no big deal that Republicans want to defund a major nationwide health clinic like Planned Parenthood that operates 650 health centers, did you happen to know that Planned Parenthood provides colon, prostate and testicular cancer screenings, vasectomies, male infertility screening and STD testing and treatment to men? Planned Parenthood is for the guys, too.

Republicans want to eliminate all of this care for men and for women, and that’s after they get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which has given tens of millions of Americans health insurance for the very first time, and has also provided affordable access to birth control.

America, this isn’t 1957; it’s 2017.

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