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New Planned Parenthood President Worried About Roe

A pro-life rally at a St. Louis Planned Parenthood
A pro-life rally at a St. Louis Planned Parenthood (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:17 AM

Alexis McGill Johnson, the new head of Planned Parenthood, said Monday she is "very concerned" that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision will be overturned.

"All of these things are chipping away at women's reproductive freedom. What's at stake is our ability and our access to control our own lives through our own reproductive choices," Johnson said in an interview with CBS News, her first since taking leadership of the organization as acting president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

"We are very concerned about Roe," Johnson said, noting that several state bills have sought to restrict of eliminate access to abortion, and include language that is contradictory to Supreme Court precedent. "We have a court that hangs in the balance."

"I'm the face of an organization that stands up for people who need access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. And I stand proudly in saying that. And I stand proudly in saying that reproductive healthcare and sexual freedom should include abortion," she continued. "I think we need to take away the stigma from thinking about abortion as anything other than basic healthcare."

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Alexis McGill Johnson, the new head of Planned Parenthood, said Monday she is "very concerned" that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision will be overturned.
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