The pro-abortion movement is apparently not woke enough for the liberal media and LGBTQ community.
In a June 6 HuffPost piece, two transgender individuals expressed their frustration with Planned Parenthood’s inability to gender them correctly. Not only does the current pro-abortion system misgender members of the LGBTQ community, but it is also “designed to fail” because it was “created by cisgender people for cisgender people.”
The piece, headlined “Women Aren’t the Only People Who Get Abortions,” was probably the first and only time HuffPost aimed a criticism at Planned Parenthood. The article asserted, “Even the most progressive health organizations, like Planned Parenthood, are still not up to speed on some of the most rudimental ways to give competent and compassionate care to trans and nonbinary folks.”
For nonbinary and transgender people, abortion is a different emotional process, according to Jack Qu’emi Gutiérrez, “a nonbinary person who uses the pronouns they/them,” interviewed by HuffPost. The piece detailed complaints of being misgendered by the Planned Parenthood staff. According to Gutierrez, the experience was “violating,” because “I feel like I always have to justify my existence and explain why I need to be treated like a human being.”
What violations did Planned Parenthood make that caused the patient to be so uncomfortable? The staff referred to Gutierrez as “Miss” and “Ma’am.”
Planned Parenthood took these complaints very seriously. Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, tweeted in response to the article that “Abortion care is not just for cis-women—we must also include the experiences of trans & non-binary people. We're proud to provide care to all people needing this care but we're committed to improving our care delivery to maintain safe spaces for trans & non-binary patients.”
What about the safe spaces for the 332,757 unborn babies aborted at Planned Parenthood clinics from 2017 to 2018? Is Planned Parenthood safe for them, too?
The gender non-conforming community has been very upset with Planned Parenthood and feminists for years for “excluding them” from the pro-death conversation. Laverne Cox, a member of the transgender community, recently told the graduating class at Pitzer College, “If I were a transgender man… and for whatever reason I became pregnant unintentionally? If I were that trans man, I would really want to have language that incorporated and included my experience.” Cox referred to the issue as a “matter of life and death.”
Ironic, because death is on the table for the unborn.
In 2018, the Women’s March protesters abandoned the trademark “pink pussy hats” because “Not every woman has a vagina, and not every person who has a vagina is a woman.” Just last week, the abortion activist group Lady Parts Justice renamed itself because “Let’s be clear: not all ladies have uteruses. And not everyone with a uterus identifies as a lady. Full stop.”
Hell is intersectional.