It’s obvious that Planned Parenthood influences a lot of government policies when pro-abortion leaders are in office.
President Barack Obama had a close relationship with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, welcoming her to the White House at least a dozen times and using her as an adviser on Obamacare. He also appointed several people affiliated with the abortion chain to powerful roles in courts and his administration.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has done the same, as have other pro-abortion politicians.
But the abortion chain can’t stand it when Americans elect leaders who appoint pro-life advocates to their administrations.
On Thursday, Planned Parenthood and All Above All held a protest to demand that Scott Lloyd, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appointee, be fired because he promotes life-affirming options for pregnant immigrants and refugees.
“Scott Lloyd keeps putting women’s lives at risk. Lloyd has got to go. Now,” Planned Parenthood Action tweeted Wednesday.
The pro-abortion groups called on HHS Secretary Alex Azar to fire Lloyd on Thursday at a protest outside an event where Azar was speaking.
HAPPENING NOW: Advocates with @AllAboveAll are demanding @SecAzar #FireScottLloyd. Want to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay? Join the fight & work to achieve affordable & safe access to abortion care FOR ALL. #JusticeForJane pic.twitter.com/ZhRDRR6OiG
— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) March 8, 2018
Lloyd has been under constant attack from abortion activists ever since President Donald Trump appointed him to lead the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement last year.
Keep up with the latest pro-life news and information on Twitter. Follow @LifeNewsHQ
Just last week, abortion activists drummed up media attention by attacking Lloyd for saying illegal immigrant minors have “no constitutional right to abortion.”
Lloyd, who is pro-life, issued a new policy in 2017 requiring that taxpayer-funded shelters for immigrants and refugees offer life-affirming support to girls who are pregnant. The duties of the office including providing basic care, including health care, to unaccompanied immigrant children until they are placed with a family member or sponsor.
Lloyd said the shelters may not take “any action that facilitates” an abortion for unaccompanied minors without his direct approval, and that “grantees should not be supporting abortion services … only pregnancy services and life-affirming options counseling.”
The ACLU is challenging this policy in a lawsuit that could force the government to use tax dollars to help facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors.
Lloyd came into the national spotlight last fall after the ACLU demanded that his office help facilitate an abortion for an unaccompanied minor in Texas. “Jane Doe” aborted her 16-week unborn baby on Oct. 25, barely a day after a federal appeals court forced Trump administration officials to help facilitate the abortion.
News reports indicate the teen needed mental health counseling after aborting her unborn child.
Lloyd also faced criticism for providing his office with information about the abortion pill reversal treatment.