Planned Parenthood is Right? Time For a Public Dialogue About Abortion

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Last week, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, wrote an op-ed in Time calling for an “authentic public dialogue about abortion.”

Kate Bryan, Director of Communications at American Principles in Action, agreed, saying in her own op-ed in Time that a truly authentic dialogue would represent both sides of the issue, not just the pro-abortion side.

“What about the women who have had abortions and now regret it?” Bryan asked. “What about those who decided to have their babies? Their stories matter, too.”

Bryan also targeted a new campaign called Draw the Line and other campaigns designed to promote abortion in pop culture and wrote that they often “focus only on positive views of abortion” and that TV shows and films that only show a pro-abortion point of view are “disingenuous to women who have had different experiences.”

Bryan, a leader in the pro-life feminist movement, deserves credit for being willing to take the fight to abortion advancement activists and demand that each and every woman has an opportunity to have her voice heard in the discussion on abortion.

Bryan’s full op-ed can be found here.

Jon Schweppe is Deputy Director of Communications for American Principles in Action.