WOMEN
01/11/2016 05:12 pm ET

Hillary Clinton Has No Time For Bullsh*t About The 'Gender Card'

"Deal me in," she said, during a speech to Planned Parenthood.
Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter in New Hampshire.
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Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter in New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton is embracing the "gender card." 

She made that clear during a Sunday speech in New Hampshire to Planned Parenthood providers and supporters in which she formally accepted the Planned Parenthood Action Fund's presidential endorsement.

Clinton reaffirmed her commitment to women's health care and meaningful abortion access. "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion  --  not just in principle, but in practice," she said. "Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all." 

She outlined the many absurd barriers women face when trying to get an abortion in the United States, including harassment from protesters, legislative barriers like the Hyde Amendment and untenable physical distances from abortion providers.

Clinton also poked fun at the GOP claim that she "plays the gender card," which both Donald Trump (though he called it "the woman card") and Carly Fiorina made in recent months.

Now, when I talk like this  --  and I do often  --  Republicans say I’m playing the gender card. Well, if fighting for equal pay, paid leave, and Planned Parenthood is playing the gender card -- deal me in.

First on her gender-card-playing agenda? Bonding adorably over a shared love of tailored pantsuits with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

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