Former Planned Parenthood CEO Ironically Demands We “Protect Our Children”

National   |   Lydia Switzer   |   Sep 17, 2021   |   11:41AM   |   Washington, DC

On Wednesday, CNN actually had the audacity to bring on the former president of Planned Parenthood to demand that public officials “protect our children” by backing draconian COVID regulations being pushed by the Biden administration. In the 1:00 p.m. ET hour, Newsroom host Ana Cabrera referenced the total COVID death count, noting that 1 in 500 Americans have died from COVID. She then brought on Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Jeremy Faust to discuss.

Dr. Wen, who Cabrera introduced as “CNN medical analyst and former Baltimore health commissioner,” was the president/CEO of Planned Parenthood from October 2018 through July 2019. During the 2018-2019 business year, according to their own annual report, Planned Parenthood facilitated 354,871 “abortion procedures,” or, to be less euphemistic, killed 354,871 babies.

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Wen expressed shock that Americans have not done more to stop the spread of COVID-19, saying “Imagine if 1 in 500 Americans have died in a war due to a foreign adversary in the last year and a half. How would we be processing that information and what would we be doing differently? Wouldn’t we be doing everything we can to end the war, to end the suffering and death?”

She seemed especially appalled at one North Carolina school district’s decision to end quarantining and contact tracing for COVID-exposed students. “Overall we need to decrease the level of transmission in the community, but in the meantime we need to be protecting our children,” Wen emphasized. “It’s, again, really unconscionable that we’re not doing everything we can.”

It seems that “protecting our children” only applies when the children are outside of the womb, and therefore subject to onerous and often unscientific COVID restrictions.

Just what is Wen suggesting for schools? Masking, quarantining, contact tracing, improving ventilation, and eligible students getting vaccinated, just to name a few. Currently, only children age 12 and older can get vaccinated, but companies are still collecting trial data for younger children. Wen’s repeated emphasis on the phrase “everything we can” communicates that there is no sacrifice too great or requirement too strenuous in order to prevent COVID cases among children.

The irony of a former leader of Planned Parenthood, America’s leading baby-killing regime, claiming to stand up for the health and well-being of children, is apparently lost on CNN. In fact, Wen’s position at CNN as a medical analyst is disturbing, given her track record of violating the Hippocratic Oath. She has done inconceivable harm to hundreds of thousands of babies, along with their mothers – but CNN is perfectly fine with letting her accuse schools and viewers of not taking sufficient care of their own children.

This segment on CNN was sponsored by DirecTV and Allegra.

LifeNews Note: Lydia Switzer writes for Newsbusters, where this column originally appeared.