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Natalie Portman Shares Dayenu Prayer at Obama Event [VIDEO]

The new mother speaks at Las Vegas’ ‘Women For Obama’ Event

By: Sarah Bauder
Published: September 7th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News
Natalie Portman speaking at Women for Obama event

Actress and new mother, Natalie Portman, was rumored to speak at Thursday night’s Democratic National Convention. Although she was unable to attend, she did give a powerful speech at last week’s “Women For Obama” event in Las Vegas.

During her speech, she explained why it was important to support President Obama as a woman, discussing motherhood and a woman’s right to choose.

“Talk to everyone you know, tell your story, that’s how we can become positive,” Portman said. “Luckily we have a president who has so many positives that we can create this win by saying the great things he has done, not talking trash.”

“As a new mother – as all of you as mothers, its hard to hear, you know, the word ‘right to life.’ I think as our opponent because we all cherish life, we all love the miracle, the absolute wonder of what our bodies can do and what we are able to create, and we are lucky enough to be able to create as women.” Portman began.

“But we also know that losing our right to choose means that we put our sisters in jeopardy… It doesn’t end abortion, it just ends freedom to abortion and safe abortion.”

Portman stressed how many things Obama has accomplished during his 4 years in office, asking the audience what “what more does he have to do to deserve four more years?”

Portman concluded by sharing the Dayenu prayer for Passover with those in attendance.

“I’m Jewish and we have a prayer and Passover where we say, where you always say ‘If God only gave us this, it would have been enough’. The word is ‘Dayenu,’ and I feel like the same thing…It’s enough! He’s done enough! He deserves it.”

Related articles: Natalie Portman, Obama, President, Election, DNC, Democratic National Convention, Women for Obama, Las Vegas, Abortion, Passover, Jewish, Dayenu
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