Director of Planned Parenthood: "I don’t think it is a good idea for us to be eliminating women"
Over at Town Hall, Katie Pavlich zeroes in on a "disturbing and immoral" remark recently made by director of Planned Parenthood Angie Murie regarding gender based abortions. Murie said:
I wrestle with gender-based abortion more than any other reason [for having an abortion]...From a macro perspective, I don’t think it is a good idea for us to be eliminating women. But if you look at it at the individual level, which is what we do, I don’t have any right to say that one person’s reason is better or worse than another’s.
Pavlich rightly points out how ironic and hypocritical it is for the selfsame liberals who claim to fight against gender discrimination in the work place to ignore gender discrimination within the womb.
But what I find most startling about Murie's quotation is that she lets slip that she believes that gender-based abortion represents the elimination of women. In the war for "a woman's right to choose," it has always been of utmost importance for the pro-abortion contingent to maintain control over the narrative that an unborn baby does not represent a person. They do typically concede that a fetus is alive, that it has human DNA, and that it has the potential to someday become a person, but that it is not yet a person — and as such, has no claim to the fundamental right to life. So it's awfully startling that an executive director of Planned Parenthood would acknowledge the personhood of the unborn.
Let slip that you believe a fetus is a person, and you no longer have an iota of justification for taking her life.