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CARING: Planned Parenthood President Condemns ‘Forcibly Removing A Child From Their Parent’

On Friday, in an apparent attempt to show she really cares about kids, Planned Parenthood president Leanna Wen issued a tweet saying, “Forcibly removing a child from their parent or guardian can cause lifelong physical and emotional harm to the child’s well-being. #HowDareYou.”

Wen was responding to a story in Politico in which Jonathan White, a former Health and Human Services official, testified on Thursday that he had warned three Trump appointees about possible health risks of separating immigrant children from their parents before the Trump administration announced their policy.

Wen’s tweet showing compassion for immigrant children separated from their parents or guardians stretches the limits of hypocrisy, since she is the same woman that heads an organization that murders hundreds of thousand of babies every year. But then, Wen is also the same woman who hypocritically said in a video that she wanted to “fight for our most vulnerable individuals.”

Wen has also claimed of Planned Parenthood, “Over 90 percent of the services performed are preventative care services,” a claim that has been debunked. In January, she inadvertently confirmed that the primary mission of Planned Parenthood was to perform abortions, tweeting, “First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care. We will never back down from that fight – it’s a fundamental human right and women’s lives are at stake.”

Wen got on her high horse after President Trump responded to all but three Democrats in the Senate voting against Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Trump tweeted, “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth. This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

Wen snapped on Twitter, “As a mother to a one-year old, I am disgusted by [Donald Trump’s] lies that aim to stoke fear and division. I know his true intention: to shame women, limit our access to health care, and take away our rights … The President of the United States is lying to the American people about the Sasse bill. What @RealDonaldTrump is saying has no basis in medicine—or reality.”

Finally, when it comes to compassion for children, is there anything less compassionate then the very act of murdering the unborn child while it is still inside its mother? Whether it’s a suction aspiration abortion, used in most first trimester abortions, in which a suction tube with a sharp cutting edge is inserted into the womb and rips the developing baby while tearing the placenta from the wall of the uterus, or dilatation and evacuation, used to murder children up to 24 weeks after conception, in which forceps grab parts of the developing baby, then twist them and tear them away from the body, or dilation and extraction, used between the ages of 20-32 weeks for the developing baby, in which the abortionist grabs the unborn baby’s leg with forceps and yanks the baby into the birth canal, except for the head, which is still inside the womb, where the abortionist jams scissors into the back of the baby’s skull and spreads the scissors to enlarge the wound before a suction catheter sucks the baby’s brains out, that doesn’t sound a hell of a lot like compassion for children.