‘Abortion Barbie’ Wendy Davis Could Be The Next Head Of Planned Parenthood
As Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards looks to step down from her role as head of America’s leading abortion provider, the search for her replacement is still underway. One possibility is former Texas state senator “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis, who became famous in 2013 for filibustering a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.
According to Politico, the failed gubernatorial candidate who has spent her political exile donning “p***yhats” at feminist rallies, has not ruled out the possibility of taking charge over the murder machine that is Planned Parenthood.
Speaking with Anna Palmer of Politico, Davis side-stepped several questions about her potential involvement with Planned Parenthood, giving no direct answers as to whether she will replace Cecile Richards.
“Planned Parenthood has set up a committee and is working with a search firm to find her replacement,” reports Politico. “Davis is one of several Democratic women who are privately being discussed among Democratic operatives and donors as a potential successor to Richards.”
Politico referred to Davis as an “attractive candidate” for the position due to her becoming a household name in feminist circles, which has made her a fundraising powerhouse, something Planned Parenthood undoubtedly needs at a time when they are beset with battles on all sides, including the Trump administration’s perspective.
“Planned Parenthood and the mission of Planned Parenthood — the healthcare provided by Planned Parenthood — is always going to be part of the core of who I am,” Davis told Politico. “I’m so proud that I’ve had an opportunity to travel all over this country and help Planned Parenthood affiliates to be successful.”
“I’m going to continue to do everything I can to stand for the work that they do and obviously for women’s reproductive freedoms in general,” she added.
Davis also credits the abortion giant with her professional success.
“I know — without a doubt — that without Planned Parenthood, without the contraceptive care that I received from them so that I could prevent a second unplanned pregnancy, I know I wouldn’t be here today,” she told Anna Palmer.
Oddly enough, lovers of Planned Parenthood recognize that having another white woman lead the abortion giant would be bad for optics and have advocated that a black woman take the lead.
In an article screaming with irony, Huffington Post writer Loretta Ross argued that a black woman should lead the organization because, unsurprisingly, black women represent the organization’s main clientele:
Perhaps none of the challenges facing Planned Parenthood is as urgent as the racial and class divisions that shape how American women seek reproductive health care. Race and class are inextricable in America, and both interfere with access to and use of reproductive health services. Middle-class and wealthy women of all races use private doctors, not public clinics ― except under special circumstances, such as when they’re young or temporarily poor. Planned Parenthood’s financial structure depends on the low-income black and brown women who rely on its services in communities with the greatest needs ― places like Texas, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world.
Should anyone ever tell you that Planned Parenthood does not target black women, just read the fine print above that says PP “depends on the low-income black and brown women.” Indeed, a study from 2012 showed that the “abortion chain placed 79% of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods,” according to LifeNews.