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Planned Parenthood Retracts ‘Pro-Choice’ Disney Princess Tweet After Twitter Backlash

No matter one's stance on abortion, most seem to think the tweet wasn't a good move.


After some serious blowback, a Philadelphia area Planned Parenthood clinic has walked back a line-crossing tweet that contained the line “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.” The clinic has since apologized and deleted the Tweet, but not before both the pro-life and pro-choice crowds used the opportunity to be outraged online.

It’s fair to note that the tweet wasn’t totally out of the blue; there was a mini-viral trend on Twitter around the subject, which included messages more along the lines of the other parts of the now-deleted tweet, like “We need a Disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant,” and “We need a Disney princess who’s trans.”

“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.,” said Melissa Reed, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone.

Many people weren’t mad but rather confused at the sentiment. Many treated the topic of abortion like something that no one should really be explaining to a child.