A Pennsylvania branch of Planned Parenthood caused an online firestorm after tweeting that Disney should have a princesses “who’s had an abortion.”
On Tuesday the account for Planned Parenthood of Keystone, Pennsylvania tweeted, “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion. We need a Disney princess who’s pro-choice. We need a Disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant. We need a Disney princess who’s actually a union worker. We need a Disney princess who’s trans.”
Planned Parenthood's national office, which confirmed the tweet, tells USA Today, “Today, we joined an ongoing Twitter conversation about the kinds of princesses people want to see in an attempt to make a point about the importance of telling stories that challenge stigma and championing stories that too often don’t get told. Upon reflection, we decided that the seriousness of the point we were trying to make was not appropriate for the subject matter or context, and we removed the tweet.”
Here are a few of the tweets in response:
- @BenShapiro: "We need a Disney princess who stumps for sex-selective abortions on the taxpayer dime then lectures us about what small children they would have killed should watch for entertainment."
- @MrNashington: "Next Frozen movie needs an abortion."
- @704heather: "Disney princesses are for CHILDREN and these are adult issues. This far-out crap is why we got stuck with Donald Trump."