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Video: Gloria Steinem Discusses Morality of Abortion

In an interview with Yahoo! News Global Anchor Katie Couric, feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem discusses her decision to dedicate her latest book, "My Life on the Road," to John Sharp, a physician who helped Steinem access abortion care in 1957.

Video: Gloria Steinem Discusses Morality of Abortion

Steinem explains the motivation behind her decision, noting that "most change ... comes from telling the truth." Noting that attitudes toward LGBT individuals changed "because people have told the truth about their lives," Steinem states, "One in three American women has needed an abortion at some time in her life. If we were open about and talked about it, it would help enormously to explain how important it is" (Couric, Yahoo! News, 10/26).