Deja Foxx, a young woman from Arizona, is being touted as the new face of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.
The teen first caught abortion activists’ attention earlier this year when she criticized pro-life Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake during a town hall meeting. Abortion advocacy groups and liberal media outlets painted the young teen as a heroine for speaking out so boldly in favor of the abortion chain.
This week, the Washington Post profiled Foxx and described her as the “new face of Planned Parenthood.”
Foxx explained how she grew up in a low-income neighborhood with a mother who struggled with mental health issues. At age 15, she moved out of her mother’s home and lived with different friends for short periods of time, she said.
She became sexually active when she was just 14, but she worried that a pregnancy would “derail” her dreams, she said. That’s when she found Planned Parenthood.
Here’s more from the report:
Growing up in a gritty part of Tucson, she saw firsthand what pregnancy could do to a young woman’s aspirations.
Attending a magnet school in an affluent part of town showed her another possible future.
“Watching those kids grow up, I wanted all the chances everyone else had,” said Foxx, now 17.
Still a year shy of the legal driving age, she borrowed her boyfriend’s old Mitsubishi Eclipse and drove 45 minutes to the Margaret Sanger Health Center. A kind nurse showed her a booklet of birth control options.
She left with a seven-month supply — and a heart full of relief.
The 17-year-old visited Washington, D.C. this week to lobby legislators to support the abortion chain, according to the report. Foxx said she told legislators how Planned Parenthood helped her succeed in life by giving her birth control.
April was when Foxx first began gaining public attention. A video of her chewing out Sen. Flake for wanting to strip the abortion chain of its taxpayer funding got a lot of attention in the liberal media. During the town hall meeting, Foxx accused Flake of denying women “the American Dream” by opposing Planned Parenthood funding.
“I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man,” Foxx said at the meeting. “I’m a person of color, and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to guide me through life. You come from privilege.
“So I’m wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not, why it’s your right to take away my right to choose Planned Parenthood?” she added.
When Flake said he wants to “make sure that everyone can realize the American Dream,” Foxx responded, “Then why would you deny me the American Dream?”
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, told the Post that young women like Foxx have options other than Planned Parenthood for birth control and health care. She pointed to community health centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by more than 20 to one, and the option of sexual abstinence.
“Getting free birth control from Planned Parenthood … is not the means for her to achieve the American Dream,” Mancini said. “That’s a really reductive view of the American Dream.”
The abortion chain that Foxx supports has destroyed the American Dream for millions of Americans.
Every year, Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions on unborn babies, and spends millions of dollars lobbying so that it can continue its deadly practices. What’s more, its advocates repeatedly demean women by claiming women must be allowed to abort their unborn babies to succeed in life.
One of the fundamental elements of the American Dream is that every human being has a chance to rise above adversity and succeed. But nearly 1 million unborn babies are killed every year and denied that chance, even though they already are living, unique human beings. That’s what Planned Parenthood lobbies for and refuses to give up, and that’s what pro-lifers are working to stop. Pro-life advocates want every human being, born and unborn, to have the opportunity to live and succeed.