When Disney’s “Girl Meets World” actress Rowan Blanchard interviewed Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards for Paper Magazine, the 14-year-old star called the woman running America’s largest abortion provider her “role model.”
“When I name my role models, it’s women like you and women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and people like that who have really taken something and driven it forward,” Blanchard said to Richards during a Q&A published Saturday.
Richards goes on to explain how Planned Parenthood is “beta testing for a new app to help young girls and young women who are starting their period to track their period, learn about birth control, so that when they need it they actually understand how it works,” even though there are dozens of apps already in existence that track a woman’s menstrual cycles.
Blanchard, who describes herself as a “feminist,” thanked Planned Parenthood’s CEO for making “sexual health no longer taboo or scary to talk about.”
Planned Parenthood promoted the interview on Twitter, calling it a conversation about “sexual freedom.”
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) February 21, 2016
Some parents and viewers of the Disney show said they and their children will no longer watch “Girl Meets World” in response to Blanchard’s article.
— Scott Sterling (@Red1Echo) February 22, 2016
During last year’s Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, Blanchard was a vocal supporter of the controversial company.
— Rowan Blanchard (@RowanBlanchard) September 29, 2015