When LifeNews’ article about Planned Parenthood wanting a Disney princess to have an abortion went viral Tuesday, it met an immediate backlash from abortion activists who did not want to believe the story was true.
But Planned Parenthood itself confirmed the tweet late Tuesday and defended posting it, WNEP News reports.
The outrage erupted Tuesday morning after a Pennsylvania affiliate of the abortion chain posted the following on its Twitter page: “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion. We need a Disney princess who’s pro-choice.”
Planned Parenthood Keystone quickly deleted the tweet after a deluge of critical comments, even from its own supporters. LifeNews took a screen shot of the tweet before it was deleted.
The backlash continued, however; and the LifeNews article became a trending topic on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.
By the evening, mainstream news outlets, including the AP, Newsweek, USA Today and ABC News, began running stories as well; and the Pennsylvania affiliate finally responded with a comment confirming that it had posted and later deleted the tweet.
Melissa Reed, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, defended the tweet, saying their intention was to spark a conversation about how pop culture portrays abortion and sexual health issues.
“Today, we joined an ongoing Twitter conversation about the kinds of princesses people want to see in an attempt to make a point about the importance of telling stories that challenge stigma and championing stories that too often don’t get told,” Reed said in a statement.
“Upon reflection, we decided that the seriousness of the point we were trying to make was not appropriate for the subject matter or context, and we removed the tweet,” she continued.
Though the tweet was so obviously egregious, it just put out in the open what Planned Parenthood has been doing for years – and using our tax dollars to do it.
The Pennsylvania Family Institute, which first noticed the tweet, pointed out that the Pennsylvania abortion affiliate received $3.5 million tax dollars in 2016 alone to push its abortion agenda on children and adults. Nationally, the abortion chain receives about $500 million annually in tax dollars.
In the minds of Planned Parenthood leaders, no age is too young for its pro-abortion indoctrination. The abortion chain goes to middle schools and high schools across the country to teach its questionable sex education programs.
The abortion giant also publishes multiple “resources” for children and teenagers concerning sexual activity. These materials claim to provide “age appropriate” sex education to children starting at age 4.
The public learned Tuesday what “age appropriate” means to Planned Parenthood: corrupting innocent, idealistic young minds with the notion that killing an unborn child is something good.