Planned Parenthood President: ‘Terrifying’ Pro-Life Legislation

Dr. Leana Wen
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DR. SUSAN BERRY

The president of Planned Parenthood reacted Friday to the sweeping pro-life legislation taking place recently in a number of states by calling it a “terrifying time for women in America.”

States such as Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri have all passed measures that severely restrict abortion, one of which could lead to a review of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.

“This is a terrifying time for women in America,” Leana Wen, a physician and the president of the nation’s largest abortion business, tweeted Friday.

“Planned Parenthood will not sit by and watch as politicians take our rights and freedoms to women’s health care away,” she tweeted. “We will fight in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, and everywhere else politicians interfere with medical care, because women’s health care is health care and health care is a human right.”

Following the Missouri House’s passage of a comprehensive pro-life bill that was praised by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, Wen said the legislation would be “disastrous,” and responded by denigrating “white men.”

“Missouri Gov. Parson should be ashamed of riding the disgraceful coattails of 25 white men in Alabama who just voted to ban safe, legal abortion,” Wen said, according to the Associated Press.

Wen also applauded Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, in which she said, “If male politicians could get pregnant, there would be as many Planned Parenthood clinics as there are Post Offices.”

Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report revealed that the number of abortions performed at the chain’s facilities increased by more than 11,000 last year, even though the number of abortions throughout the country has reached its lowest level since the Roe v. Wade decision.

The leader of the abortion chain continues to minimize abortion as “a health care decision like many health care decisions.”

However, at the recent rally at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia – where the pro-life community protested the aggressive bullying and threats of Democrat Rep. Brian Sims – OB/GYN Dr. Monique Ruberu reminded, “Abortion is never safe.”

“At least one person is guaranteed to die,” Ruberu said at the rally. “The other is left wounded, at best.”

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