PP CEO: Pandemic ‘Used as Cover’ to Push Anti-Abortion

PP CEO: Pandemic ‘Used as Cover’ to Push Anti-Abortion

April 8, 2020

In an interview with Vanity Fair published Friday, the CEO of Planned Parenthood said governors who have banned abortions to preserve medical equipment for healthcare workers treating the coronavirus are using the pandemic to push an anti-abortion agenda.

According to Breitbart News, Alexis McGill Johnson said these governors “are the same politicians that have been eroding public-health infrastructure for decades”: “These are the same folks who refuse to expand Medicaid. These are the same folks who supported forcing organizations like Planned Parenthood out of Title X. You have to connect the dots here. This is a moment where the pandemic is being used as cover to really push a horrible political agenda around abortion.”

“Politicians have been trying to ban abortion and attack our reproductive rights for decades,” McGill tweeted. “Now, they see #COVID19 as an opening to push the same political agenda they have been for years.”

Abortion is not healthcare or a “reproductive right.” The horrible political agenda being pushed is Planned Parenthood’s.

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