Dunham wins award for portrayal of ‘complex women’s issues’
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Dunham wins award for portrayal of ‘complex women’s issues’

Obama to give keynote speech at Planned Parenthood event; Dr. Ruth also honored

Lena Dunham (photo credit: David Shankbone/Wikipedia Commons)
Lena Dunham (photo credit: David Shankbone/Wikipedia Commons)

When Lena Dunham receives an award this time, the president of the United States will be in the house.

Writer/actor/producer Dunham of “Girls” fame will join Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday at the Champions of Women’s Health gala organized by Planned Parenthood. President Obama is scheduled to deliver 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 will receive 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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