Update: Townhall received the following statement in response to an inquiry:
Statement from Melissa Reed, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Keystone:
“Planned Parenthood believes that pop culture – television shows, music, movies – has a critical role to play in educating the public and sparking meaningful conversations around sexual and reproductive health issues and policies, including abortion. We also know that emotionally authentic portrayals of these experiences are still extremely rare — and that’s part of a much bigger lack of honest depictions of certain people’s lives and communities.
“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. Upon reflection, we decided that the seriousness of the point we were trying to make was not appropriate for the subject matter or context, and we removed the tweet.”
Planned Parenthood Keystone published (and later deleted) an inflammatory tweet advocating for several Disney princess characters that it claimed “we need.” Although conservative parents who wish to shield their young children from media propaganda promoting ideas like abortion and transgender ideology would likely disagree.
The list of princesses proposed by Planned Parenthood Keystone included a princess who has undergone an abortion, a transgender princess and others.
Prior to its deletion, the tweet had generated hundreds of responses on Twitter. Here’s a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet:
Notably, a so-called transgender “princess” would actually be a biological male.
According to the website, Planned Parenthood Keystone has multiple locations in Pennsylvania:
“Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKey) serves 37 counties in Pennsylvania, home to over half of Pennsylvania residents. We have administrative offices in the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg, Warminster, and York. We operate 10 medical centers that serve over 35,000 patients annually and offer comprehensive sexuality education that reaches thousands of young adults.”
An email inquiry asking why Planned Parenthood Keystone posted and later deleted the tweet was not answered by publishing time.