Planned Parenthood is such a misunderstood organization. Say anything about defunding them and you will certainly have people objecting against you arguing that you are taking away women’s rights to healthcare (as if there is nowhere else to go). They will also typically argue that abortion is a very small part of their business and what they’re concerned about. If there was every any confusion on what Planned Parenthood’s real concern and agenda is, their president wants to make sure she clears that up.
According to this article in the Washington Post, Planned Parenthood’s President—Leana Wen—wants to clear up some confusion that happened in a recent interview that seemed to advocate that Planned Parenthood wanted to shift their focus to healthcare services besides abortion. According to the Washington Post, “Ms. Wen pushed back on the report, declaring Tuesday that abortion is Planned Parenthood’s No. 1 priority.”
So there we have it. We don’t have to wonder anymore. Ms. Wen has been quite clear on what Planned Parenthood is about and thanks to her no one can use the tired argument that Planned Parenthood is primarily focused on women’s health. We can clearly see that their number one priority is murdering babies.
We should appreciate this clarity. It’s better to have facts than for people to be able to muddy arguments with misconstrued information. Thanks to Ms. Wen the vision of Planned Parenthood is quite clear.
As Christians we believe that life starts at conception and that every single baby is made in the image of God. This means that every single human has value. Therefore, we cannot be silent. This is something we must speak out against. Abortion is murder—period. When someone is murdered, it is an offense to the One in whose image they are made. We must stand up for those with no voice.
To be clear, Planned Parenthood is looking to expand their services. Ms. Wen went on to say, “For many of our patients, we are their primary source of health care. That’s why we will continue to look for ways of expanding what we offer them, so we can treat the whole patient.” That is of course unless the patient is a baby.