Planned Parenthood Applauds 'Scandal' for Tackling Women's Reproductive Rights

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Shonda Rhimes and the stars of Scandal got a huge round of applause from Planned Parenthood after the series tackled abortion.

During last night's episode, Olivia Pope underwent an abortion, a storyline that has been met with disapproval from many conservative organizations. However, Planned Parenthood applauded Rhimes' bold choice.

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"Never one to shy away from critical issues, Shonda Rhimes used he platform to tell the world that if Planned Parenthood lost funding for contraception counseling, STI testing, cancer screenings and safe, legal abortion—millions would suffer," the organization said in a statement. " And this episode wasn’t the first time one of Rhimes’ characters had an abortion, yet tonight we saw one of our favorite characters make the deeply personal decision that one in three women have made in their lifetime."

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