As Planned Parenthood is getting ready to award Democrat Hillary Clinton with its “Champion of the Century” award for her support for abortion causes, pro-life advocates have slammed such depictions of feminism as a “tragedy.”
“It’s an appalling tragedy when something that harms women and attacks feminine nature as deeply as abortion gets spun as ‘service’ to women. Abortion has no part in authentic feminism — as Alice Paul was known to say, it is the ultimate exploitation of women,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told The Christian Post on Wednesday in an interview, referring to the pro-life feminist and suffragist leader.
Dannenfelser accused Planned Parenthood of deceptively presenting itself as a health care provider “rather than the abortion business” that it is, and of denying “countless girls” the right to live.
“This award represents part of the last, desperate gasp of abortion-centered ‘feminism,’ which has run a terrible course but is on its way out. Planned Parenthood is on the verge of being defunded and its half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding rerouted to comprehensive health care,” Dannenfelser told CP.
“Young people are increasingly pro-life. The ultimate goal is to end abortion, and we’re closer to that goal than at any point in the last 40 years.”
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, announced earlier in April that Clinton is to be honored with the “Champion of the Century” award at the organization’s Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of a Century, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, May 2.
“We’re proud to celebrate Planned Parenthood’s 100 years of strength and resilience at this moment in our history, as well as the tremendous outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and our patients,” Richards said in an article announcing the news.
“This Gala is a powerful reminder that Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years and will continue to be here for the people who rely on us, no matter what. One hundred years of care, education, and activism have changed everything, and we will not rest until access to health care and rights is a reality for all people,” she added.
The article further praised Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, for what it called her “40 years of service to women and girls in this country.”
Alexandra Desanctis of the conservative magazine National Review responded to the award for Clinton by calling Planned Parentood an abortion corporation “that seeks every possible opportunity to glorify abortion and deify the public figures who push for total access to government-funded abortion-on-demand.”
Desanctis added: “There is no doubt that Clinton richly deserves this award, as she has long been a public champion for Planned Parenthood, sanctioning the murder of thousands of children and forcing unwilling Americans to pay for it.”
Dannenfelser of the SBA List said that Clinton’s significance to the abortion industry is indeed “hard to overstate.”
“Clinton is an abortion extremist who supports taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand up to the moment of birth. She led the push to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortion, which later became a plank of the Democratic Party platform for the first time in 2016. When asked on national television if an unborn child has any constitutional rights hours from birth, she doubled down on support for the status quo of unrestricted abortion at any point during pregnancy,” Dannenfelser explained.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post