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Steinem Celebrated for Reproductive Rights Support

by Danielle Berrin

April 13, 2010 | 6:06 pm

Gloria Steinem, the world-renowned feminist activist, writer and founder of Ms. Magazine, received an award from the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) during a sold-out fund-raiser at the home of Eric Shore and Fred Paul in Beverly Hills on March 16.

The event raised $40,000 for low-income women of all ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who cannot afford emergency contraception or a safe and legal abortion, according to WRRAP President Joyce Schorr.

Steinem has been a tireless advocate of reproductive rights since her earliest work with the feminist movement in the 1960s. “All of our opportunities as women stem from being able to control our bodies and have access to safe and legal abortions,” Steinem said, accepting her award. “WRRAP must do its work. I can think of no more satisfying and concrete way of making reproductive freedom an egalitarian reality.”

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