Shalom Life | August 28, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

The initiative ‘Women Are Watching’ seeks to educate and mobilize young voters about women’s health issues and rights.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 26th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

‘Lucy’ actress, Scarlett Johansson, is using her celebrity to support Planned Parenthood’s new campaign ‘Women Are Watching’.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s new line of celebrity-designed shirts seeks to bring attention to their new initiative that aims to educate and mobilize young voters about women’s health issues and rights.

The t-shirt that Johansson designed features her signature on the sleeve, as well as a message to politicians about women’s rights, specifically birth control and health care.

"When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court's decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade," Johansson said in a statement. "

Like many of my friends, I was appalled by the thought of men taking away women's ability to make our own personal health care decisions. That's when I knew I couldn't sit on the sidelines and why I'm proud to support Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Women are Watching campaign to ensure that young women know the high stakes for women's health and rights this November."

"Women are watching, and we will fight for candidates who will ensure that birth control is affordable and who will protect access to safe and legal abortion," Johansson continued.

"Women will be the key to the elections this November and it's more important than ever that young women register to vote and vote for the candidate that will stand up and fight for them."

‘Orange Is The New Black’ star, Natasha Lyonne, and Gabrielle Union have also designed t-shirts for the campaign.


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