By Katie Kieffer
Caitlyn Jenner just schooled Planned Parenthood on acceptance and transparency.
Caitlyn Jenner is a retired American Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner. When Jenner appeared on the July cover of Vanity Fair magazine with the caption: “Call me Caitlyn,” progressive elites began competing with each other to find the most creative way to call Jenner their “hero.”
Caitlyn’s self-described mission is to promote “accepting people for who they are” and to never “tell a lie.” Isn’t it interesting, then, that many “progressives” are doing the exact opposite of what their hero prescribes? Planned Parenthood, in particular, has failed miserably in adopting Jenner’s philosophy.
Here are three lessons that Planned Parenthood can learn from Caitlyn Jenner:
1.) Choosing Life is Preferable to Abortion
Planned Parenthood is on a mission to appear mainstream and compassionate toward women while operating a black market operation of mangling babies and selling their parts for profit. Here’s an example of Planned Parenthood’s public persona:
Planned Parenthood on Twitter, January 13, 2012:
@PPact: “RT if you think being #prochoice is #sexy!”
If free choice is so sexy, where was Planned Parenthood when Jenner confessed regret to Vanity Fair over an initial desire to abort eldest daughter Casey Jenner?
Midway through divorce proceedings with first wife Chrystie Crownover, Bruce Jenner learned that Crownover was pregnant and urged her to have an abortion. Jenner quickly deferred to Crownover, who says: “It was totally my choice to have the baby. …We haven’t had any hassles over the kids.”
Jenner respected a woman’s free choice.
While Jenner was absent for Casey’s birth, “since then Bruce has been very loving and accepting of Casey,” Crownover said. 34-year-old Casey concurs.
Instead of applauding Jenner for backing Crownover’s choice to carry Casey to term, pro-Planned Parenthood outlets gossiped about Jenner: “So shocking [that Jenner even contemplated abortion]. …It’s sad,” whimpered Hollywoodlife.com. Talk about progressive hypocrisy.
Caitlyn’s Lesson for Planned Parenthood: Don’t expect Americans to take your “pro-choice” mantra seriously until you’re willing to call the choice of life “sexy.”
2.) A Woman is More Than A Reproductive System
“My brain is much more female than it is male,” Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer in April when she interviewed him about why he identified as a woman. Translation: for Jenner, a woman is not a woman without a brain.
In contrast, listening to Planned Parenthood, you would think that the intellect is the least important aspect of womanhood. Planned Parenthood ensures its longevity by convincing women that their sexual health will suffer without its existence and by lying about pro-life groups that serve women. Planned Parenthood is counting on women failing to use their brains to analyze the facts and falling into the trap of defining themselves by their reproductive organs.
Caitlyn’s Lesson for Planned Parenthood: Treat women like intellectuals, not sex objects. Give them all the facts.
3.) Social Programs Like Planned Parenthood Hold Women Back
Episode 2 of Jenner’s new reality show, I Am Cait, on E! features Jenner discussing high levels of unemployment and homelessness among transgender youths. Jenner observes: “A lot of times, they can make more not working, with social programs, than they actually can with an entry-level job. … You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it [social welfare]. That’s when they get in trouble.”
Jenner is “living in a bubble,” hisses Caitlyn’s reality show colleague Jennifer Finney Boylan. “Come down and see everybody else” transgender health advocate Blossom Brown further admonishes Jenner. The overall message is: Jenner’s wealth and fame make it impossible for Caitlyn to relate to the struggles of the average transgender person.
True acceptance entails loving the rich as much as the poor. After all, riches and fame create opportunities—and a prison. Jenner can’t go to the gym; walk around the block; or go grocery shopping without getting harassed by paparazzi. Before dismissing Caitlyn as a bimbo who lives in a bubble, why don’t we listen to Caitlyn’s message on transparency; acceptance; and social programs?
If we listened, we might realize that Planned Parenthood is a federally-subsidized social program. As a female entrepreneur, I have NO CHOICE about whether my hard-earned dollars support Planned Parenthood. This is wrong. Like other social programs, Planned Parenthood holds women back by withholding the facts about its operation.
Caitlyn’s Lesson for Planned Parenthood: Be honest with women. Give them the facts about what you do, including apparently breaking the law by selling baby parts for profit. Otherwise, you’re living a lie.
Acceptance and honesty are Caitlyn Jenner’s two biggest mantras. Accepting all people entails accepting people who choose life. Honesty entails, well, actually being honest. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards disparages women who choose life and lies like her life depends on it. If you want to be a loving person, simply calling Caitlyn Jenner your “hero” won’t cut it.