Planned Parenthood Calls for a Disney Princess ‘Who’s Had an Abortion’; Gets Slammed by Former Princess Who Had One

By Nancy Flory Published on March 30, 2018

A Planned Parenthood branch in Pennsylvania caused a stir when it posted its now-deleted tweet calling on Disney to make a princess “who’s had an abortion.”

Planned Parenthood Keystone tweeted, “We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion / We need a disney princess who’s pro-choice / We need a disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant / We need a disney princess who’s actually a union worker / We need a disney princess who’s trans.”

After a backlash from Twitter users, Planned Parenthood pulled the tweet. Melissa Reed, Planned Parenthood’s president and CEO said the abortion giant wanted to make a point about “the importance of telling stories that challenge stigma and championing stories that too often don’t get told.” She added, “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.”

After hearing about the tweet from a friend, a former Disney World princess posted a response on Facebook and Medium. In her post titled, “I Was a Disney Princess and I Had an Abortion,” Deanna Falchook wrote that she worked as a singing and dancing princess at Disney World. She’d sing “Some Day My Prince Will Come” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.” At 18 years old she became pregnant and had an abortion to keep her job. “There was no pressure from the company or management to abort my baby,” she wrote. “I didn’t tell them. But I made a decision on my own that I quickly lived to regret.”

Falchook “struggled deeply” and “wanted to die.” Although she continued to sing about “dreams coming true,” she couldn’t come to terms with what she’d done. She quit her job. Eventually, she said she found healing. “It was an arduous struggle to navigate my personal grief. But by the grace of God, I am living an amazing life.”

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She married her “prince,” had two biological children and adopted five children from Ethiopia, Guatamala and Ukraine. Her family is “a Disney family beautifully woven together by God’s grace.”

Falchook wrote that Disney doesn’t need a princess who has had an abortion. “For years feminists have been Princess bashing because they clearly don’t really grasp the depth of the princess stories that have already been told of overcoming evil, beauty rising out of the ugliness of the world,” she wrote. “Abortion doesn’t empower.”

She ended her post by saying that Planned Parenthood can’t improve the princess stories.”Maybe the reason Planned parenthood wants to rewrite the princess stories is because stories of evil witches in pursuit of killing off beautiful princesses has already been told.” she wrote. “I guess they don’t like their part of the story.”

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