14-Year-Old Disney Star Calls Planned Parenthood President Her ‘Role Model’

Actress Rowan Blanchard and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards

When Disney’s “Girl Meets World” actress Rowan Blanchard interviewed Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards for Paper Magazinethe 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.”

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.


During last year’s Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, Blanchard was a vocal supporter of the controversial company.

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.


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