Cortney O'Brien

The pro-abortion organization RH Reality Check has compiled a list of “The Top Pro-Choice Heroes of 2013.” They chose some obvious and unfortunately familiar faces, such as Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

One surprising face on the list however, is that of Tiana Parker, a 7-year-old girl who was sent home from school in September after administrators deemed her dreadlocks as a “distracting” and “unacceptable” hairstyle. Here is the group’s explanation for placing her on their list of pro-choice heroes:

The constant policing of the bodies of girls and women of color makes it tough for some to stand up for who they are. Parker was sent home from her Tulsa, Oklahoma, school earlier this year because of her dreadlocks. Her bravery, and the support of her family to speak out about the right to be yourself and that Black natural hair is beautiful, is an inspiring message for all of us. —Wagatwe Wanjuki

Uh huh. Somehow I still fail to understand how Parker’s hairstyle makes her an abortion hero.

Because RHRC selfishly chose Parker for their abortion agenda, this young girl is now equated with Dr. Leroy Carhart, an abortionist who has a history of neglecting his patients and was exposed by Live Action in an undercover investigation referring to unborn babies as “meat in a crock pot.” Parker is also now compared with the Texas “Orange Army,” the group of pro-choice activists who stormed the state Capitol with orange shirts, vulgar signs and even jars of feces to throw at pro-life demonstrators. Oh yeah, and they also sang this lovely song.

Parker is just a child. It was wrong for her school to single her out for her hairstyle and she is brave for going on camera to talk about it. Yet, it’s even more shameful that a pro-choice site is using her trial for their own selfish means.


Cortney O'Brien

Cortney O'Brien is a Townhall web editor. Follow her on Twitter @obrienc2.

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