As Twitchy reported Tuesday, Planned Parenthood Keystone posted and then quickly deleted a tweet claiming, “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion,” among other “needs,” like a pro-choice princess and a trans princess.

Again, that tweet didn’t last long, but there was enough of a backlash that Slate was able to do a “conservatives pounce” take:

Hey, don’t say it was a dumb tweet! Instead, be like Jezebel, say “Hold my beer,” and use some statistics to prove that it was pretty clever.

Joanna Rothkopf did the math:

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23.7 percent of women in the United States will have had an abortion by age 45. According to the “official” Disney princess website, there are 11 “official” Disney princesses: Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Merida, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Mulan. That means statistically around two and a half of these strong women have gotten abortions and aren’t telling you about it because of a national culture of shame and misogyny!!!

Statistically speaking, then, two-and-a-half Disney princesses have had abortions, but they’re not “shouting their abortions” because of our culture of misogyny.

What are Planned Parenthood’s rates for baby parts these days?


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