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Joan Dunlop, Women's Health Rights Advocate, Dead At 78

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Joan Dunlop was a women's rights leader and was the one who prompted the United Nations to define a woman's right to say "no" to sex as an essential human right!

We're sad to say she recently died in her home at the age of 78.

She died of breast cancer.

She spent her life fighting for women's rights to control their own bodies.

After having an illegal abortion as a young woman in England, she went on a crusade to improve women's reproductive rights.

Specifically on the issue of abortion, she said:

"To give the unborn child — I don’t care what stage of gestation they are — preference over the woman in whom parents, teachers, society, culture has deeply invested, and say that investment has less value than a bunch of cells, is just to me an outrage."

Later in life she became the vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood in New York.

It's sad to see a human rights champion like her go.

May she rest in peace.

[Image via Librado Romero/The New York Times.]

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