Leave it to the pro-abortion blog Jezebel to buckle down on the notion that a Disney princess should have an abortion.
A Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood affiliate faced a slew of negative publicity this week for saying it wants a Disney princess who’s had an abortion. Planned Parenthood Keystone later deleted the tweet in response to the backlash, but abortion activists at Jezebel defended the post in a blog Wednesday.
According to the blog:
We need many kinds of Disney princesses, according to an extremely fun meme whooshing across the ‘net. We need a Disney princess who juuls; we need a Disney princess who is falling asleep/calling a cab/having a smoke/taking a drag; we need a Disney princess with chronic UTIs. We also, according to one Planned Parenthood affiliate who tweeted and then deleted, need a Disney princess who has gotten an abortion. Statistically, like two and a half already have.
The blog reached that figure by using the myth that one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime.
It took the 11 officially recognized Disney princesses — Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Merida, Pocahontas, Jasmine and Mulan – and figured “statistically around two and a half of these strong women have gotten abortions and aren’t telling you about it because of a national culture of shame and misogyny!!!”
Of course, in the eyes of these abortion activists, it never possibly could be because they regretted aborting their unborn child, or because they never had an abortion at all.
Secular Pro-Life debunked the one in three claim years ago. According to its research, the statistic is taken from a single study Changes in Abortion Rates Between 2000 and 2008 and Lifetime Incidence of Abortion, published in 2011 by Dr. Rachel K. Jones and Dr. Megan L. Kavanaugh
“The lifetime abortion rate given by the study is approximately 3 in 10, not 1 in 3. But the authors caution us that even the lower figure of 3 in 10 may be overstated,” according to its research.
“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,” said Planned Parenthood branch president Melissa Reed 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.”
In other words, they took it down because people got upset, not because they don’t believe it.