Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and publisher of “The Nation” declares Planned Parenthood as American as “Apple Pie”:
“Planned Parenthood is in women’s lives. One in 6 women and their daughters have been helped by Planned Parenthood. It’s like apple pie.”
Watching this segment from MSNBC’s The Ed Show, it’s obvious that job #1 for the radical feminist left is reversing what they know is the biggest challenge for their movement: growing negative public perceptions of abortion and their industry leader, Planned Parenthood.
Thanks in part to the work of pro-lifers like Lila Rose, there has been increasing consensus among voters to eliminate Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. We’ve also seen mainstream organizations and charities begin distancing themselves from Planned Parenthood. Thus, when the ubiquitious and respected Komen’s Foundation for Breast Cancer tried to cut ties with Planned Parenthood, powerful pro-choice elites in Congress and the media had to respond swiftly and decisively to put dramatic brakes on this trend. When the annual salaries for Planned Parenthood’s top executives are more than the amount of Komen’s grant, we know it’s not about the money.
Now we see radicals like Katrina vanden Heuvel using the fracas over HHS mandates and religious liberty to further rehabilitate Planned Parenthood’s bruised image by deliberately conflating abortion and contraception and making themselves the champions of access to contraception, not abortion.
For decades, Planned Parenthood has trafficked in euphamisms. First it was “choice” and “freedom,” then “women’s health.” They successfully co-opted the Komen Foundation in hopes that getting into the breast exam business might distract from the true nature of their grisly industry. Now they want to hide behind contraception and equate Planned Parenthood with American Apple pie. Let’s hope America isn’t buying it.