Gone are the days when teens aspired to graduate, work hard, and settle down with their families. According to 17-year-old Arizona teen, and Planned Parenthood poster child, Deja Foxx, the new American dream is one where everyone is entitled to free birth control.
Welcome to Obama's America where victimhood reigns and personal responsibility is thrown by the wayside.
Friday, the Washington Post published a blatant propaganda piece that dubbed Ms. Foxx as "This Teen is the New Face of Planned Parenthood." Posing in front of the Capitol, proudly sporting her Planned Parenthood pin, Deja stands fierce and unafraid as she prepares to lobby in support of the abortion chain. Foxx told legislators how Planned Parenthood helped her succeed in life by giving her birth control.
From the Washington Post:
"At about age 15, Foxx stopped living full-time with her mother, who struggled with mental illness and was unable to care for her, Foxx said. The teen strung together housing by spending nights at various friends’ homes, she said. During that time, she was technically on Medicaid, but she had no idea how to use the program to get health care.
In high school sex education, she said, she recalls looking at a slide that showed a list of contraception methods and described them only as available with a prescription or without.
“But where do you get a prescription?” she wondered, without getting an answer from her teachers.
She credits her Planned Parenthood visit with keeping her life on track. She hopes to one day run for political office."
Apparently, Deja believes she was emotionally mature and responsible enough to have sex at 14, and "credits Planned Parenthood with keeping her life on track." Birth control is not 100% effective, and at her young age of 17, sex could still result in an unwanted pregnancy. Presumably, in that event, Planned Parenthood would be her savior once again. Deja hasn't had to live with the consequences of such an incident thus far; many of her peers aren't so fortunate.
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, weighed in: “Getting free birth control from Planned Parenthood … is not the means for her to achieve the American Dream...That’s a really reductive view of the American Dream.” She pointed out that community health centers which outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by more than 20 to one, and abstinence are both options young people can turn to besides Planned Parenthood.
Deja's rise to fame came in April after she accosted Senator Jeff Flake at an Arizona town hall accusing him of white privilege and denying women "the American Dream" by opposing Planned Parenthood funding:
“I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man,” Foxx said in the video. “I’m a person of color, and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to guide me through life. You come from privilege.” She continued: “So I’m wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not, why it’s your right to take away my right to choose Planned Parenthood?”
Flake answered he grew up in the middle of 11 kids, and paid for college all on his own. “What I want is to make sure that everyone can realize the American Dream,” he said. Foxx snapped back: “Then why would you deny me the American Dream?”
Planned Parenthood giving her free contraception represents the American Dream? What about the dreams of those who were never given the opportunity for life?
Planned Parenthood is clearly seeking to recruit more people to its cause. Teens can identify with Deja's story because they are impressionable, and are easily manipulated, but the false narrative that an unplanned pregnancy will ruin their lives demeans the very women they claim to champion. The choice for life through adoption is conspicuously absent, something that only happens in a corporate environment that barters in blood and body parts.
According to their annual report, Planned Parenthood's revenue was $77.5 million in 2015-2016. Their total assets are now a staggering $1.8 billion. Abortions increased by 4500 in 2015-16. Profits are up, as are taxpayer-funded government bailouts as they still received $554.6 million taxpayer dollars in “government health services grants and reimbursements.” Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every year, making enough from abortions alone that it could provide free or low-cost contraceptives without government subsidies.
I was taught the American dream is the opportunity to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unborn babies are systematically and entirely denied their chance at the American Dream; 'choice' applies then, only to the "Deja's" of the world. For myself, I choose personal responsibility and life, and I should not be forced to participate in infanticide via my tax dollars.