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Clinton brings up ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ in Planned Parenthood speech

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Speaking at Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary gala Tuesday night, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton brought up the Hulu adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which retells Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of a remade United States in which women are second-class citizens.

“We come tonight to celebrate the last 100 years, the progress that so many generations have fought so hard for — and what a time it is to be holding this centennial, just ask those who’ve been watching ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ a book I read and was captivated by years ago,” she said, drawing a low laugh from the crowd.

{mosads}“Now I am not suggesting this dystopian future is around the corner, but this show has prompted important conversations about women’s rights and autonomy.

“In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ women’s rights are slowly stripped away. As one character says, ‘We didn’t look up from our phones until it was too late.’”

“It is not too late for us,” Clinton added. “But we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood to keep fighting.”

After staying out of the spotlight since her stunning November defeat, the Planned Parenthood gala was Clinton’s second public appearance of the day.

Earlier Tuesday, she spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women event in New York, where she took responsibility for her loss but added that she would have won if not for FBI Director James Comey, Russian hackers and WikiLeaks.

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