Planned Parenthood executive Alexis McGill Johnson recently told the Christian Post that she’s a Christian who believes that the decision to have an abortion should “be left to a woman, her doctor and her God.”
Johnson, who is chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told the outlet that she doesn’t think lawmakers should be making such personal choices for women.
She also described becoming an activist after seeing a billboard in 2011 that highlighted higher abortion rates among African Americans. Johnson, who said she found the billboard’s message unappealing, explained that it was a catalyst for her involvement in activism.
“I feel like it’s an assault on black women’s ability to make a decision,” she said. “We all recognize that abortion and terminating a pregnancy is a very complicated decision, but that issue needs to be left to a woman, her doctor and her God, not a politician.”
Johnson added, “I felt that it was a very insulting way of trying to suggest that we’re not capable of grappling with the implications of the decisions that we make.”
She also shared that she believes critics mistakenly assume “that abortion is the only thing” Planned Parenthood does — an idea Johnson said simply isn’t true.
Read the entire interview here.
(H/T: Christian Post)