This smart toddler understands Planned Parenthood way better than those trying to defund it.
This week, thousands of people wore pink to stand with Planned Parenthood. As the organization continued to come under attack from legislators who want to defund it, supporters from all walks of life took to their social media feeds to show their appreciation for the invaluable women's health care provider.
And little Zuri wasn't about to be left out.
The toddler daughter of poet and activist Staceyann Chin was determined to show her support for Planned Parenthood too. She joined her mama in a four-minute video titled "Why We Stand with Planned Parenthood" and what ensued is one the most adorable — and brilliantly simple — statements of support ever.
Zuri starts off strong.
Why does she stand with Planned Parenthood?
Pretty simple. Every part of her body from her shoulders to her "little boobies," she confidently claims are hers and hers alone.
She was really happy when her mom mentioned that she has the right to doctors who support her choices.
Ultimately, she supports Planned Parenthood because she believes that we need to do one thing:
So she makes a desperate plea:
And then, OK, yes, sure, Zuri got a bit carried away and couldn't contain her joy over the weather outside her window.
But her mother got her back on track:
And with that, Zuri came back with a serious call to action:
Zuri's words were so powerful that Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, quoted them directly in a tweet to the little girl and her mother:
Zuri's words weren't just cute. They were important.
They boiled down the debate over the value of women's health care and reproductive rights to a pretty simple affirmation of women's bodily autonomy: the right to own ourselves, take care of ourselves, and love ourselves.
Now if only we could get Congress to believe us.
Go ahead and take a few minutes to hear more from Zuri — including an epic song about why she's loves being beautiful. It's pretty good stuff.