In case you haven’t heard Kira Kazantsev, the latest Miss America, once interned at Planned Parenthood. Please, people, try to contain your outrage that this industrious young lady who speaks three languages and spent the pageant speaking out against domestic violence worked for an organization that helps women safely exercise all of their healthcare options.
Unfortunately, hatred of Planned Parenthood has sent conservatives into an insane fit of rage upon discovering the newly-crowned winner’s now-removed Linkedin profile, which listed a brief, three-month internship as a “baby killer.”
“Her job duties at the company that snuffs out of the lives of young baby girls?” whines conservative misinformation gallery Life News author Steven Ertelt. “‘Assisted delivery of programs in local public schools, teaching children about mutual respect & self-esteem’ and ‘Conducted research on Planned Parenthood Education.’”
WOW! That does sound scary.
Of course, abortion services account for less than three percent of what Planned Parenthood provides. The organization estimates that it prevents over 200,000 abortions yearly through contraceptive services.
“So the woman representing the nation as the new Miss America interned for the very organization that has killed millions of Americans in abortions,” Ertelt continues. “Kazantsev worked for the abortion giant just outside New York City proper for three months, from February 2013-April 2013. One month later, one of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in New York City botched an abortion.”
Quite a leap there, Stevie.
Planned Parenthood told the Huffington Post that they are proud of Kazantsev.
“Miss America Kira Kazantsev interned last year at her local Planned Parenthood affiliate, where she supported staff members who provide sex education in the community and at local schools. Several past Miss Americas have supported Planned Parenthood’s mission, and we’re thrilled and proud that one of our former interns is the new Miss America.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider of sex education. Every year, we provide more than one million people with accurate, nonjudgmental information about relationships, sexuality, and healthy decision-making. An overwhelming majority of the American public supports access to comprehensive sex education in middle and high schools — the type of sex education programming that Planned Parenthood provides and which gives parents tools to have conversations with their families, and helps keep young people safe and healthy.”
Naturally, given the irrational nature of “baby killer” claims and those who make them, conservatives flooded social media with complaints about the latest Miss America.
Last year, conservatives were particularly disdainful of Nina Davuluri, who they felt did not represent America because the winner, who is of Indian descent, looked just a little too Muslimy for their tastes.
Davuluri was called “Miss Al Qaeda,” a terrorist, an “Arab,” a “foreigner,” and slapped with a slew of 9/11 related insults because conservatives think anyone with dark skin is a Muslim, a terrorist, a “thug,” or all of the above.
Keep it classy, conservatives.