Planned Parenthood Slams President Trump's Next Rumored Move

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October 28, 2017Oct 28, 2017

It has been reported that Planned Parenthood isn't happy with Donald Trump. According to The Hill, the pro-abortion organization slammed the president on Saturday after a rumor spread about who might be the next ambassador-at-large for global women's issues. Apparently, the alleged ambassador isn't pro-abortion, which disqualifies her from the position. 

The Hill writes that Planned Parenthood has been very vocal in their opposition to Trump's rumored pick, Penny Young Nance. They say that her appointment would be like putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department. And indeed, from the perspective of Planned Parenthood, this is certainly the case. If "women's issues" is synonymous with providing widespread access to abortion and means to prevent childbirth, then indeed, this would be akin to putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department. 

But pro-life Christians are excited by the rumored pick. Rather than being outraged, they are rejoicing in yet another pro-life campaign promise that President Trump might follow through with. 

Politico reported on Friday night that he is considering Penny Young Nance for the post. Nance currently serves as the president as CEO of the Concerned Women of America, which is a conservative women's group. The primary mission of this group, claims Politico, is to "protect and promote biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy." 

“For Trump to even consider putting Penny Nance in charge of U.S. programs designed to protect and empower some of the most vulnerable women in the world shows a fundamental disdain for women’s health and their lives," said Dawn Laguens, the vice president of Planned Parenthood's political arm. "This would be putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department."

"Trump is stacking his administration with officials who are fundamentally opposed to women’s health and rights, who don’t believe in birth control, and go so far as to hold a minor hostage in order to prevent her from seeking a legal abortion," she said.

Politico points out that Trump's rumored pick is already drawing widespread opposition from pro-abortion Democrats. Politico writes that Nance has been a strong opponent of abortion and gay marriage. She has even written an important book for conservative women entitled, "Feisty and Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women." She has argued that the movie "Frozen" sends a harmful message about the role of men in society. 

She has defended Donald Trump vigorously against Flake and Corker, whose questioning of Trump's fitness to serve in the Oval Office outraged both President Trump and conservatives throughout the country. 

Apparently, pro-gay marriage organizations are very worried about her nomination. “Her organization has attacked anti-bullying efforts, essentially giving bullies a green light to attack LGBTQ kids and other vulnerable children,” said JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campaign.

Nance has worked behind-the-scenes with Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser. In particular, Nance has been very helpful in advocating for the expansion of the child tax credit. Concerned Women for America has long supported the tax credit dating back to the mid-1990s. In early October, Nance remarked to Politico that she and Ivanka Trump agreed to work together on the issues, in order to promote family and pro-children values.

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