Planned Parenthood Deletes Pro-Choice Disney Princess Tweet

Planned Parenthood Deletes Pro-Choice Disney Princess Tweet

PENNSYLVANIA –  Planned Parenthood Keystone, a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania, campaigned Tuesday for a Disney princess “who’s had an abortion.” The tweet has since been deleted off of the social media platform.

“We need a Disney Princess who’s had an abortion,” the tweet read. “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.”

Screenshots of the tweet were circulated on Twitter after Planned Parenthood deleted the tweet a few hours after it was posted.

Later, Melissa Reed, Planned Parenthood’s president and CEO responded to comments about the tweet. “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,” she explained in an e-mail to USA TODAY. “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.”

Planned Parenthood Keystone’s Twitter account has 985 followers, and regularly posts tweets about abortion related topics. According to their website, their location services 37 counties in Pennsylvania and operates 10 medical centers that serve over 35,000 patients annually.

Although their mission is “to provide and promote access to the essential health care services and comprehensive education people need to live healthy lives and build strong communities,” the numbers from their annual reports emphasize contraception and abortion.

In their 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood Keystone provided 4,570 abortions. They distributed oral contraceptives to 48,545 patients and gave out 12,542 condoms. 75% of their patients were between the ages of 20 and 39.

Their tweet sparked replies from pro-life advocates across Twitter. Here are just a few replies: