04/06/2012 12:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

16-Year-Old Laela Zaidi Speaks Out Against War on Women

I've had governors, senators, political strategists and reporters as guests on my Current TV show, "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" to weigh in on this question about the war on women. Last night, I heard from a teenager, and while she may not be old enough to vote in the upcoming election, that's not stopping her from making her voice heard. It's her hope as a future woman in this country to have choices.

Sixteen-year-old Laela Zaidi from Joplin, Missouri is proof that you're never too young to have your voice heard. Her recent opinion piece for the Huffington Post talks about the effects of the war on women.

"I just became passionate about it and decided to write," she says in the video clip above. Zaidi argues the Republicans won't be able to overturn laws like Roe. v Wade, but are playing election year politics. "I have an opinion about it, and I don't want that opinion to not be heard just because I'm 16."

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