A Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood affiliate would like to make some changes to Disney princesses’ backstories.
“We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion,” reads the now-deleted tweet from Planned Parenthood Keystone, located outside Allentown, Pa.
Here is the deleted tweet from the organization the GOP funds. pic.twitter.com/ltj0e1o2aY
— Alex Pfeiffer (@PfeifferDC) March 27, 2018
The tweet goes on to argue that we also need Disney princesses who are “pro-choice,” “undocumented immigrants,” “union workers,” and “trans.”
The affiliate deleted the tweet almost immediately, but not before a swift backlash grew on Twitter, with users remarking that children do not need to be thinking about the abortion-rights debate.
Planned Parenthood @PPFA has murdered 3,000,000 Disney Princesses in the last 10 years
— Cynical & Political (@cynicpolitic) March 27, 2018
Planned Parenthood would like a bit of regicide in a Disney movie. They want to introduce transgenderism to little children. Why? Do you not think both are not really relevant to the average 5 year old? pic.twitter.com/rvsBm30H2l
— Kalvin Chapman (@KalvinChapman) March 27, 2018
Some tweet by Planned Parenthood site I guess. I dont think girls who are young enough to like Disney Princess need to know about abortion or other complex social issues. Just my opinion
— Stephanie (@Stephanie30723) March 27, 2018
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 https://t.co/957a8YQAly
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 27, 2018
Planned Parenthood told National Review in a statement that the tweet was part of “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.”
“Planned Parenthood believes that pop culture – television shows, music, movies – has a critical role to play in educating the public and sparking meaningful conversations around sexual and reproductive health issues and policies, including abortion,” the affiliate said. “We also know that emotionally authentic portrayals of these experiences are still extremely rare — and that’s part of a much bigger lack of honest depictions of certain people’s lives and communities.”
“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.”