Planned Parenthood’s political action committee ironically condemned the Supreme Court’s 4-4 split on President Obama’s immigration executive order Thursday in a tweet saying the mega abortion provider opposes “tearing apart families.”
The Supreme Court tie has the effect of upholding a lower court which ruled Obama’s order freezing certain deportations was an illegal use of executive power. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a sister organization to Planned Parenthood that focuses on political advocacy, was deeply distressed by the tie, declaring on Twitter that ‘human dignity has no borders.’
Human dignity has no borders. We condemn the #SCOTUS split decision that will tear apart families & keep many from accessing human rights.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 23, 2016
A few other Twitter users noted the statement’s irony, given Planned Parenthood’s status as America’s largest abortion provider. Some referenced the fact that many abortions specifically rely on a procedure in which a fetus is torn apart so that its pieces may be safely removed from the mother. Others observed that Planned Parenthood apparently does believe in borders for human dignity.
"… but will continue to tear apart preborn children who have no human dignity.”
— American Life League (@AmerLifeLeague) June 23, 2016
"tear apart" – you mean like with scissors?
— Lewis P. (@_Sweet_Lew) June 23, 2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund also condemned the ruling in a statement on its website, where it continued to use rhetoric that could also be applied in an abortion context.
“It could … rip millions of families apart,” spokeswoman Daniela Ramirez said.