By Dave Andrusko
Headlines are intended to capture your attention and this one from a story by Eric Boodman certainly grabbed mine: “‘This is a nonpartisan issue’: Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson on fighting for reproductive rights.”
“Non-partisan”? When Planned Parenthood’s various political arms empty out their enormous financial storehouse to underwrite Democrats each and every election cycle, to call themselves “non-partisan” is quite a stretch.
Of course, she doesn’t mean “non-partisan” in the sense that abortion is an issue that draws support from both political parties. We’ll talk about this in a moment.
So…what does McGill Johnson mean? For starters, standing up to pro-life legislation is, for Planned Parenthood, “tied up with trying to prevent the erosion of democracy itself.”
That was only one of the whoopers that rolled off McGill Johnson’s tongue. In her interview with Boodman we learn that…
We’ll never hear the end of the talking point that mifepristone is
“safer than Tylenol.” Boodman asks her about the 12 Democrat attorneys general who are suing the FDA to remove virtually all remnants of the limitations on the drug.
McGill Johnson responds that the restriction “raise questions about why we have restrictions on a medication that is proven to be incredibly safe and effective. I’m grateful for that engagement from governors and attorneys general.”
Poppycock. Dr. Christina Francis, CEO of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), writes
‘One of the largest studies to date, which analyzed high-quality registry data obtained from nearly 50,000 women in Finland, found that the overall incidence of immediate adverse events is four-fold higher for medical abortions than for surgical abortions. The same study showed that nearly 7% of women will need surgical intervention — a significant number when you consider there are nearly 900,000 abortions per year in the U.S., 40% of which are medication abortions. [Underlining added.]
And that doesn’t even address the enormous pain so many women experience when they take the two-drugs that make up the regimen. [See “How Painful is Medication abortion? Plenty”].
What about staffing issues?
With the Dobbs ruling [which reversed Roe], in some states where abortion is banned, or access is severely limited, we’re also losing the ability of medical students and residents to learn the procedure.
Good! But Planned Parenthood hopes to come to the rescue
So we are investing in a service corps for providers, to support their development and ensure that people can also come to affiliates where they’re still able to practice that care, and intern and get residencies.
About that non-partisan comment? Well, McGill Johnson has little good to say about the GOP.
“The Republican Party has been captured by an anti-abortion-rights minority, and that is pushing them to very extreme positions.”
Pardon? If anybody has a firm grip on “very extreme positions,” it is the Democrat Party, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abortion Industry. If the Establishment Press ever told the real story—that Democrats want abortion on demand throughout the entire pregnancy and are agnostic on passive infanticide—we could have a real discussion. And, by the way, Democrats want you to pay for these abortion.
And she patronizes Republican voters. They just to be “educated” and they will see [again!] that “The Republican Party has been captured by an anti-abortion-rights minority, and that is pushing them to very extreme positions.”
Take a few minutes to read “‘This is a nonpartisan issue’: Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson on fighting for reproductive rights”. You will come away understanding why the abortion industry is losing.