Pro-lifers have grown accustomed to fighting pro-abortionists over semantics. In particular, calls to defund Planned Parenthood are often met with bogus statistics like “abortions only account for 3% of Planned Parenthood’s business,” which is clearly untrue as you can see from the video above.
But now, we have a different fight on our hands. Dr. Leana Wen, the new CEO of Planned Parenthood, did an interview with left-leaning Buzzfeed. Once again, the media apologists for abortion did what they thought was right by tempering Wen’s radical progressive stances through a headline that attempted to calm any potential negative waters she may be wading into. Here’s the headline and a snippet:
Wen, 35, is only about two months into her tenure as the new head of Planned Parenthood, but she hit the ground running with this new campaign that sent the clear message: Planned Parenthood is first and foremost a health care organization, not a political symbol.
This message is not a new one, but the doubling down and commitment to it at the highest level is new and significant. “This Is Health Care” is a very different tone than former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards adopted with campaigns like “#Fight4BirthControl” or “I Stand With PP.”
How did Dr. Wen respond to the flattering headline? She was offended.
First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care. We will never back down from that fight – it’s a fundamental human right and women’s lives are at stake.
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) January 8, 2019
By no means does she want anyone to think they’re not going to continue to focus on abortions. In fact, we can wipe away past lies about how Planned Parenthood barely does abortions as their core business. Dr. Wen is at least being honest about what they do and how they plan to expand access to their services to women and the preborn children they want killed.
Wen has been making media rounds, repeating the claim that healthcare (including abortion) is a “fundamental human right.” While conflating the terms “abortion” and “healthcare” doesn’t make it true, the incessant repetition of such a catch phrase is a clear propaganda effort by the new head of the nation’s largest and most profitable abortion corporation to convince the American public that abortion is totally normal.
However, 40 years of propaganda surrounding abortion — “choice” and “reproductive rights/health” euphemisms included — have not changed the fact that abortion isn’t like any other form of healthcare. It’s not like having a mole removed or a tooth extracted. It’s not a life-saving surgery (and in fact, abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life). Abortion deliberately and directly kills a developing human being in the womb. No true healthcare seeks to purposely destroy the life of a human being.
This does not bode well for the pro-life movement. Planned Parenthood dropping the pretense of “women’s health” as their core mission means they’ve seen the cultural shift many of us have been seeing. We desperately need to turn the tide on this war.