Blackburn Slams Fmr Planned Parenthood Prez for ‘Complaining’ About Being Silenced: ‘So Ironic’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) laid into former Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen for suggesting Planned Parenthood is “trying to silence her voice” when the organization “has silenced the voices of millions of babies.”

Wen is finding herself butting heads with Planned Parenthood as she was fired in July from the organization as its president due to disagreements. Wen said it was because of she wanted to shift the organization’s focus away from its “abortion-first philosophy” to instead focus on health care.

As IJR reported, Wen is claiming that Planned Parenthood is withholding her severance package until she signs a confidentiality agreement.

During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Blackburn blasted Planned Parenthood as being “abortion first” and said Wen’s comments “gets to the heart of the argument about Title X funding.”

As IJR previously reported, Planned Parenthood decided to opt-out of millions in Title X funding after a judge ruled the funding could not go to organizations that promote abortion.

“But I got to tell you, listening to this statement from Doctor Wen and following this story, don’t you find it so ironic that they are trying to silence her voice and she’s complaining about her voice being silenced when Planned Parenthood has silenced the voices of millions of babies,” Blackburn added. “And I just find this so ironic.”

Watch Blackburn’s interview below:

Fox News host Shannon Bream made a note of a statement by Planned Parenthood about politicians who’ve “attacked Planned Parenthood’s patients’ access to care.”

“We’ve got news for them: Planned Parenthood’s health centers provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion, to 2.4 million people across the country — and Planned Parenthood is not backing down,” the organization wrote.

The organization added, “When politicians talk about ‘defunding’ Planned Parenthood, they really mean blocking patients who depend on public health care funds from getting their care at Planned Parenthood health centers.”

In response to the statement, the Republican lawmaker said, “When Planned Parenthood doesn’t get money, and that money is fungible, then those dollars are going to end up going to those community help centers.”

“That is where the greatest need is,” Blackburn added. “Our goal is to make certain that women who are underserved have the ability to receive access to healthcare.”

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Bob
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This is the demonrat/communist party. Communism has slaughtered hundreds of millions just as planned parenthood has slaughtered tens of millions in this day. Neither organization should be allowed to exist. Life is cheap to these people.

Paul Delfornia
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Finally a politician with a BackBone to stand up to PPH. No American Taxpayer funds should be allocated to this murdering corporation. Their primary focus is to enrich themselves off Taxpayer funds, do abortions then sell the body parts to make even more money !!!!! This is what the DemonRats have spent our tax dollars on !!! Remember this when you vote and remove all democrats from public office !!!

Phyllis Softa
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I am going to make a guess that Sen. Blackburn has visited Planned Parenthood as often as William, Mark, John, ron, Dave, and James. YET they all know all about PP.

William Conley
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William Conley

I still say they should have to rename it to a literal suitable name unplanned Parenthood solutions. They provide a handful of other services so they can use it as a veil for being an abortion factory. They claim they are all about women’s health then they shouldn’t have an issue with no longer providing abortions right? I mean if they absolutely think they need to be capable of providing an abortion it should only be for medical reasons proven by a doctor not affiliated with planned Parenthood. I feel like emergency situations like these are already performed at hospitals… Read more »

Mark Koenig
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Mark Koenig

Further irony lies in Planned Parenthood’s referring to themselves as ‘health’ centers when their primary service is abortion where the ‘service is considered successful when 50% of the participants end up dead. HEALTH care??…Really?

John Gagliano Jr
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🙄 that is all

ron
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Why do they call it Planned parenthood? It should be called if you don’t want it we will get rid of it.

Dave Hardesty
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I maintained their computers in SF back in the 80’s. It was then and there I leaned that PPH was an abortion mill. Oh they do provide other medical services but over 80% back then were abortions on demand, all paid for with tax dollars. Glad I don’t have to be around them any more. Sorry for the thousands of babies that were murdered. It shouldn’t have happened. I tried to tell people what was going on back then but no one would believe me. It was all sold under the guise of ‘Family Planning’ but very few actual families… Read more »

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