Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson claims that just a “small” minority of people want legal protections for babies in the womb. But the leader of the largest abortion chain in the U.S. also does not want the American people to have the power to pass laws that limit or ban abortions again. In an interview with Forbes columnist Liz Elting, McGill Johnson made these contradictory claims while talking about the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this summer.
The 1973 abortion ruling has forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth for nearly 50 years. As a result, America has some of the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the world.
Overturning Roe would allow voter-elected state legislatures to make their own laws about abortion and unborn babies’ rights again. But McGill Johnson argued that only a “small” number of Americans want that to happen.
“History tells us that movements are never settled, not even by a landmark court decision,” she told Forbes. “We know that for as long as Roe has been the law of the land—that’s nearly 50 years!—there has been a small but vocal opposition trying to undermine the right to abortion, and they’ve managed to pull the levers of power to push their agenda.”
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At least 14 national poll disprove McGill Johnson’s false claim that pro-lifers are a “small” minority. On the contrary, most Americans share pro-life views.