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Jennifer Lawrence Has Some Strong Words About Planned Parenthood

Academy Award-winning actress and Kentucky native Jennifer Lawrence just revealed to Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive why Planned Parenthood is important to her.

Thanks to Planned Parenthood, "I am a successful woman who has not had a pregnancy," Lawrence said, adding that she had to use the women's health resource to get birth control growing up because she was raised in a "Jesus house" with a highly religious mother.

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"Planned Parenthood is so much more [than abortion]," Lawrence continued. "My mom was really religious with me when I was young. She’s not so much anymore. And I wouldn’t have been able to get birth control if it weren’t for Planned P. I wouldn't have been able to get condoms and birth control and all these things I needed as a normal teenager who was growing up in a Jesus house."

Lawrence, who is working with "Trainwreck" star Amy Schumer on a film, noted that the Planned Parenthood shooting late last year was very hard on Schumer, who is known for weaving feminist themes into her comedy.

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"Amy’s the most empathetic person I’ve ever met in my life," Lawrence said. "When she came over this morning, she was crying. She had just…seen the news about the shooting at Planned Parenthood. It’s so awful…. It isn’t an attack on abortions; it’s an attack on women."

Lawrence, who also recently called the embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis an embarrassment to her home state, wrapped up the Planned Parenthood conversation with a valid question.

"What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?" she said.

Many people don't see the full portrait of Planned Parenthood, which serves millions each year and provides a broad range of health services to men and women alike. Though it offers much more than abortions to people without access to reproductive health care, some anti-choice activists focus on the abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood. Robert Lewis Dear, the man accused of carrying out a deadly mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood location in November, conveyed an anti-choice message during a courtroom appearance a few weeks later.

“I am guilty," he said. "There will be no trial. I am a warrior for the babies."

Dear was also quoted as saying, "Kill all the babies, that's what Planned Parenthood does," at the courtroom hearing.

Watch ATTN:'s video below for more information on the Planned Parenthood shooting.

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At least 2 people are now confirmed dead after a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs -- one officer, one civilian.

Posted by ATTN: on Friday, November 27, 2015