Shonda Rhimes, the creator of TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” received a personal invitation from the CEO of Planned Parenthood recently to sit on its national board.
And Rhimes accepted, according to The Daily Caller.
It’s no secret that most of Hollywood supports the national abortion chain, but Rhimes has been more active in abortion politics than most.
Two years ago, her show “Scandal” drew massive criticism after it celebrated main character Olivia Pope’s abortion to the tune of “Silent Night.” The episode was a sickening hour-long “advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” Alexa Moutevelis wrote for Newsbusters at the time.
LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger later discovered that Rhimes sits on the board of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
Now, Rhimes will sit on the abortion group’s national board, too.
Elle reports Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards recently asked Rhimes to join the national board. Richards said the ABC network show creator really “impressed” her.
“… what she brings not only to this board, but frankly to the world, is her commitment to lift up the stories of people who don’t always get heard, whether it’s in the way she talks about LGBT issues or women’s reproductive health care or [the way she] centers people of color on television,” Richards told the magazine.
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Rhimes said she accepted the position because she “really admires” Richards and her work. She said she never went to Planned Parenthood herself, but she has supported it for many years.
“The fact is that women’s health is under fire right now,” Rhimes said. “And so to me, it feels like it’s important to help fight back.
“Most people, I think, have accepted that it’s not up to them to control other people’s choices, except, it seems, when it comes to Washington, D.C., where everyone has an opinion about people’s uteruses,” she added.
By “women’s health” and “reproductive health,” Richards and Rhimes mean abortion. Planned Parenthood had the option to provide more legitimate health care services earlier this year. If it stopped doing abortions, President Donald Trump said he would increase its taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood refused.
Abortion is central to Planned Parenthood. The group aborts more than 300,000 unborn babies every single year.
The real health care that it provides is minimal. Planned Parenthoods do not provide mammograms and very few provide prenatal care; and those that provide ultrasounds appear to only do so for abortion purposes.
Data from the abortion group’s own reports show a growing focus on abortions and a continuous decrease in its non-abortion services. From 2009 to 2014, “cancer screenings” dropped from 1,830,811 to just 682,208. “Breast exams/breast care” fell by more than half, from 830,312 in 2009 to 363,803 in 2014 and Pap smear tests dropped nearly two-thirds, from 904,820 to 271,539.
In that same time period, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers remained steady, hovering around 320,000 per year.