Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Planned Parenthood says it opposes sex-selection abortion. Say what?

In a letter to the Washington Post, Planned Parenthood employee Chloe Cooney (director of global advocacy) claims, "Planned Parenthood opposes sex-selection abortion." Huh? Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claims the same thing in a press release.
“As the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood knows all too well that women still face gender discrimination in this country,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “We oppose sex selection abortion."

What's going on here? Planned Parenthood is actually stating they oppose a type of abortion. Isn't that a first?

Shouldn't someone ask them why they're now supposedly suddenly opposed to a woman freely exercising her right to abortion based on the child's sex?

Don't they trust women to make the best decision for themselves and their families anymore?

Are they saying that some women's reproductive choices aren't valid?

Because that goes against everything Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice movement has been preaching for decades.

1 comment:

  1. PP is not actually going to change operating procedures. Statements like this just muddy the water and give them some cover until this latest scandal blows over. Then back to work.