During an interview with Business Insider, Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson praised the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Joe Biden, as well as his deputy, Kamala Harris.
She said she was pleased with the Biden Administration’s assault on pro-life laws and policies, such as President Donald J. Trump’s actions to strip Title X funding from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.
“What we’re excited about potentially seeing in the executive action today is that opportunity to build back, to modernize, to really think about all of the ways in which we can take a 50-year-old program and rethink it and reimagine it for the future,” said McGill Johnson.
She also said, “We are engaging in the policy side, on the education side, on messaging, and personnel — all of the ways that we think can be good policymaking but also support the use of the bully pulpit that the White House carries.”
The Planned Parenthood chief added that she sees no “indications that [Biden and Harris] would walk back from” promises made on the campaign trail to support no restrictions on abortion services.
McGill Johnson said of Harris, “She has really demonstrated her facility of understanding our issues but also the intersection of sexual and reproductive healthcare with issues of race, with issues of the economy, with issues of democracy and our American values.”
“I’m completely over the moon and so excited to support her leadership and support their vision for how we transform healthcare, as well as sexual reproductive healthcare,” she added.