Elizabeth Banks Talks About Her 'Heavy Flow' In Pro-Obama Health Ad: [ send to a friend ]
"Planned Parenthood is something I care very deeply about," begins Banks. "It was my healthcare provider when I didn't have health insurance after graduating from college."
"Yes, I got birth control but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I'm on record saying I had a heavy flow."
"And, unfortunately, these aren't the types of things I want to discuss with employers," Banks said. "I don't want to talk about that with my employer. 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 and they provide essential services for women all across this country," she says, weighing in on the debate between Republicans and Democrats over funding the organization.
"The services that they provide, 95 percent of them don't involve anything controversial. 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 asks.
"He's going to take away people's access to health care close by. We're talking about working class ladies that need healthcare. That's it. That's Planned Parenthood and I don't know how a lot of communities could get by without them."
"President Obama has not compromised on women's rights," she concludes, "and that's why President Obama needs to stay in office."