March 11, 2019
Planned Parenthood debunked: No, thousands of women didn’t die yearly from abortion before Roe
Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen is repeating the lie that thousands of women died every year prior to the legalization of abortion. Wen was in Dallas, speaking at the annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, when local media station WFAA asked her about the state of abortion in the nation. “I am deeply concerned about the future of Roe v. Wade,” Wen told WFAA. “We face a real situation where Roe could be overturned. And, we know what will happen which is that, women will die. Thousands of women died every year prior pre-Roe.”
Unfortunately, Dr. Wen is not being truthful.
Dr. Wen’s repetition of these false numbers is nothing short of fear mongering. As a physician, Wen should be aware that the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s dramatically decreased not only illegal abortion-related deaths but maternal mortality rates overall. Wen, who has admitted that abortion is at the “core” of what Planned Parenthood does, very cunningly played this fabricated card to frighten lawmakers and the public so she can protect the one “service” responsible for padding the pockets of Planned Parenthood’s leadership team.
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