Obama to speak at a Planned Parenthood Gala honoring Dr. Ruth and Lena Dunham


The year of Lena Dunham continues – this time with an honor from the President of the United States.

Dunham joins Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the “champions of women’s health” gala organized by Planned Parenthood, which will take place this Thursday with President Obama delivering the keynote address.

“President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said in a statement.  “He understands that access to birth control and preventive health care are economic issues for women and their families.

According to Politico, Dr. Ruth is receiving an award for her “lifelong commitment to empowering people to talk openly about sex,” and Dunham will be recognized for her “portrayal of complex women’s issues.”


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