This week, Paper Magazine’s “Girl Crush” series highlighted a concerning conversation between Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards and Girl Meets World actress Rowan Blanchard. Planned Parenthood’s CEO and the 14-year-old actress discussed a host of topics from sex-education to the broader meaning of feminism, and ended with the young teen calling the abortion giant’s president her “role model.”
Blanchard spoke of how she believes Planned Parenthood’s website is necessary for teenagers. She explained that girls who are embarrassed to ask their parents questions can go there to find the answers because “it’s anonymous and it’s safe.”
Blanchard went on to say: “If you make things like Planned Parenthood and sexual health no longer taboo or scary to talk about, I feel like that would lead to much less unwanted pregnancies with teens. But now when girls talk about these topics, they’re called ‘sluts,’ or something like that.”
As a young actress and a role model for other teens, Blanchard’s endorsement of the abortion giant is very disturbing. The advice Planned Parenthood provides for teenagers is extremely alarming. For example, the abortion provider openly encourages promiscuity. As LifeNews previously reported, Planned Parenthood posted on its Tumbler account this advice from “expert” Alex: “Since the number of sexual partners you’ve had doesn’t say anything about your character, your morals, or your personality – or about anything at all really– there’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners.”
Another topic the two discussed was sexism and the need for equality. Blanchard described herself as a feminist who admires Richards for providing teenage girls with “a non-judgmental place where it’s safe.” The actress also provided her definition of feminism, “Feminism to me means equality.”
Yet this too is misleading and inconsistent with Planned Parenthood’s actions. Cecile Richards is not a feminist, and Planned Parenthood does not support equality. Rather, the abortion group places its abortion mills in areas that target minorities. And certainly Planned Parenthood’s refusal to withhold abortion for the reason of sex-selection is reflective of its lack of concern for women.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States. By teaching young women that casual sex is a normal, healthy reaction to their raging hormones, they are ensuring future customers. Perhaps someone with so much to gain shouldn’t teach sex-ed to students.
Blanchard missed this when she stated that the Planned Parenthood’s CEO is her inspiration: “When I name my role models, it’s women like you.”
Young women and parents alike should find it extremely disconcerting that the 14-year-old actress is looking to Planned Parenthood’s CEO as her role model. There are so many inspirational women who defended women and the unborn, women like Mother Teresa and Alice Paul. Cecile Richards makes her living off of aborting future women, and therefore should not be any feminist’s role model.