Planned Parenthood Was Always Meant to Be Controversial

For all the energy and growth, Planned Parenthood—and the reproductive-rights movement in general—is facing a perilous moment. “You have a virulently anti-abortion president and administration and Congress who are doing whatever they can to attack access to abortion and other reproductive health care,” said Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women’s Law Center. “It’s so extreme—like with the Office of Refugee Resettlement literally blocking women from keeping their abortion appointments—that it’s almost like, you couldn’t make this stuff up.”