In an interview with Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cinid Leive for the magazine’s February issue, the 25-year-old actress covered topics including the wage gap, the 2014 celebrity nude photo hack and the recent Planned Parenthood attacks. As always, Lawrence’s conversation did not disappoint.
As she discussed a film she’s writing with Amy Schumer, Lawrence recalled seeing the comedian after the November attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. “Amy’s the most empathetic person I’ve ever met in my life,” Lawrence told Leive. “When she came over this morning, she was crying. She had just… seen the #news about the shooting at Planned Parenthood.”
When Leive asked if Lawrence had visited Planned Parenthood to get condoms and birth control as a young woman, the actress replied: “Yes, I did. And now [gestures widely] I am a successful woman who has not had a pregnancy…. [Laughs] But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?” Truth.
Later in the interview Leive asked Lawrence what made her decide to take a stand on the issue of wage equality. “I keep going back and forth on being opinionated… My business is based on everybody buying tickets and seeing my movie,” Lawrence said. “It’s not smart, business-wise, to be opinionated. But then what’s the point in having a voice at all if I’m not going to use it for what I truly believe in?”
It’s so awful. It isn’t an attack on abortions; it’s an attack on women. Because Planned Parenthood is so much more [than abortion]. 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 Parenthood]. 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.