As you’ve probably heard by now, in late March a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania sent out a revolting tweet: “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.” (Not just an abortion; apparently, America is also ready for a Disney princess who is pro-choice, an undocumented immigrant, a union worker and transgender.)
Undoubtedly realizing they’d crossed the line, the abortion provider deleted the tweet soon after – but not before igniting a firestorm of protest. Planned Parenthood Keystone head Melissa Reed confirmed her group sent (then deleted) the tweet, stating their attempt to “challenge stigma and champion stories that too often don’t get told.” (Then why did you remove the tweet?)
In that same statement, Reed defended her branch’s efforts to mix politics and meme culture. “Planned Parenthood believes that pop culture … has a critical role to play in educating the public and sparking meaningful conversations around sexual and reproductive health issues and policies, including abortion,” she said. “We also know that emotionally authentic portrayals of these experiences are still extremely rare – and that’s part of a much bigger lack of honest depictions of certain people’s lives and communities.”
Whoa. Educating people about “sexual and reproductive health issues” – that’s asking a lot of Disney. (That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if Disney took the idea seriously. Sadly, this venerable organization has long since abandoned the wholesome family-friendly content on which it was built.)
Reed also said, “Emotionally authentic portrayals of these experiences are still extremely rare.” Putting aside the appropriateness of pushing abortion on little girls, what does she consider “emotionally authentic” portrayals? Women weeping in anguish for the life they’ve extinguished? Women fighting breast cancer later in life resulting from their choice to abort?
And let’s see – if a Disney princess had an abortion, was she married or just sleeping around? Was she too stupid to know about birth control? Was she so weak she was incapable of keeping her knees together?
For generations, Disney provided role models for little girls with its princesses who overcame adversity with good cheer, hard work, sweet dispositions and strong personalities. They’re not known for coming to the silver screen steeped in regret about their personal lives. There are no thoughts of, “Gee, I wish I hadn’t slept with Prince Charming on the first date. But at least Planned Parenthood was available to come to my rescue and kill my baby so I can continue to wear pretty dresses without losing my figure.”
How long has it been since Reed and her cohorts have come up for air in the real world? How long has it been since they’ve poked their heads out of their cauldron of sex and murder to understand most Americans – particularly little girls in the 3 to 10 year age demographic – aren’t interested in sexual promiscuity?
Now let’s look at what a princess used to be, shall we? In a monarchy, a princess was the daughter of a king. Her genetics helped ensure the continuation of the monarchy, whether or not she was in direct line to the throne. Princesses were often negotiation tools whose marriages were used to cement alliances. Believe me, princesses didn’t sleep around (at least, not openly). In the medieval world in which monarchs ruled supreme, the purity of a princess’s sexual life was of utmost importance, far more so than for princes.
So why celebrate a princess who had an abortion?
Of course, Disney princesses aren’t without their critics. Rebecca Hains, associate professor of advertising and media studies at Salem State University, said in a Washington Post column, “The Disney Princess brand suggests that a girl’s most valuable asset is her beauty, which encourages an unhealthy preoccupation with physical appearance. The brand also implies that girls should be sweet and submissive, and should expect a man to come to their rescue in an act of love at first sight. Although newer characters like Elsa, Anna, Merida and Rapunzel behave in ways that correct these ideas, as a whole, the brand remains out of step with modern ideas about raising girls.”
It appears Hains is correct – “modern” ideas of raising girls encourages them to “empower” themselves by ignoring what’s between their ears to focus on what’s between their legs. This is why Planned Parenthood sees everything through the lens of murder and sexual promiscuity, even to the point of how little girls should view mythical heroines.
There’s only one reason to urge Disney to create a princess who’s had an abortion: to normalize murder. Feminists are astoundingly hostile about applauding old-fashioned role models for little girls. Ironically, they push the notion that women should be little more than sexual toys. No wonder Planned Parenthood’s services are so “necessary” to empower women when their promiscuity inevitably results in pregnancy.
Feminists don’t like to admit it, but most little girls are not born as feminists. They’re born as little girls. They like pretty things – princesses, dolls, sparkly unicorns, whatever – at least until they’re marinated in a feminist mindset long enough to reprogram their young impressionable brains in a direction contrary to their biological instincts.
But this whole “let’s applaud women who have had an abortion” attitude proves how much the definition of “hero” has changed over the last few decades. We used to look up to people whose virtues and strengths were admirable. But now Planned Parenthood wants Disney to bring down standards for little girls by showing them what they can aspire to someday. You too can sleep around, get pregnant, kill your baby, rip the parts from your body and still be able to wear pretty dresses and crowns!
In 2016, Planned Parenthood murdered 328,348 babies in the womb. During the same period, their contraception and cancer screening/prevention services declined. I guess “educating the public and sparking meaningful conversations around sexual and reproductive health issues” doesn’t pay as well as killing the innocent.
Sick sick sick. Twisted twisted twisted.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I would never condemn a woman for having an abortion. No one knows what personal reasons called for such a measure, and those reasons could be anything from frivolous to desperate. It’s a rare woman who doesn’t regret to some degree her actions, though the regret may not happen for years.
But the organizations providing abortions are something else. They don’t just provide a (cough) service; they actively encourage abortions, cultivate abortions, seek out abortions. They are evil, evil to their core.
Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, wrote, “We need a Disney princess who uses her royal authority to defund you stupid a–holes.”
Now that’s a sentiment I can get behind.