Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood made headlines after a tone-deaf tweet about Disney princesses sparked widespread outrage.
Planned Parenthood is facing a backlash after one of its branches tweeted, and then deleted, a post suggesting Disney should create a princess who'd had an abortion https://t.co/mCWBFQPSS7 pic.twitter.com/l3gwGUdbJ1
— CNN (@CNN) March 28, 2018
“We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion / We need a disney princess who’s pro-choice / We need a disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant / We need a disney princess who’s actually a union worker / We need a disney princess who’s trans,” the since-deleted tweet from one of the abortion giant’s Pennsylvania branches read.
After seeing the tweet, former Disney World princess Deanna Falchook published a raw, deeply personal post on Medium responding to Planned Parenthood’s suggestion.
“I WAS A DISNEY PRINCESS AND HAD AN ABORTION,” the title reads.
In the post, Falchook describes her early career as a performer at Disney World in Orlando, Florida:
In 1981, I worked at Disneyworld as a Singer/Dancer where my voice was used in recordings as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty for special events and ongoing shows. I performed on average 5 shows a day in front of Cinderella’s castle singing and dancing to “Some Day my Prince Will Come,” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
But at age 18, Falchook shares that she “became pregnant and had an abortion to keep my job as a singing princess.”
“There was no pressure from the company or management to abort my baby,” she notes. “I didn’t tell them. But I made a decision on my own that I quickly lived to regret.”
Immediately after her abortion, Falchook says she “struggled deeply”:
I continued to sing songs in front of the castle about dreams coming true, but eventually had to quit my dream job due to my inability to reconcile my decision within myself. I wanted to die.
After a long, difficult struggle to find healing, Falchook shares that she is now “by the grace of God … living an amazing life.” She married her “prince,” and together they have two biological children and five adopted children from Guatemala and Ethiopia, each with their own amazing story of survival.
After sharing the negative impact abortion had on her life, and how God’s redemption prevailed despite of it, Falchook explains why the last thing the world needs is a Disney princess who has had an abortion:
Disney doesn’t need a princess who has had an abortion. For years feminists have been princess bashing because they clearly don’t really grasp the depth of the princess stories that have already been told of overcoming evil, beauty rising out of the ugliness of the world, empowering love that is willing to slay dragons, resurrecting life after evil witch potions threatens to poison and demanding true love in a world that wants to rewrite the happy ending into something less romantic. Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Merida, Ariel, Mulan all represent strength, power, grace, favor, determination and beauty out of ashes.
Abortion doesn’t empower.
“Maybe the reason Planned parenthood wants to rewrite the princess stories is because stories of evil witches in pursuit of killing off beautiful princesses has already been told,” she concludes. “I guess they don’t like their part of the story.”
Read the full post HERE.