Planned Parenthood got more than they bargained for when the organization recently took to Twitter to post about "what women want in four words."
The organization's Twitter account was adding to an already trending Twitter discussion using the hashtag "WhatWomenWantIn4Words." Many of the top tweets advocated for more women at the decision making tables, less domestic violence, an end to the "rape culture," an end of the gender "wage gap," and so forth.
But when Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions, tweeted what they want in just four words, they wrote, "No politicians in healthcare."
#WhatWomenWantIn4Words → No politicians in healthcare.— Planned Parenthood Action (@Planned Parenthood Action) 1497639208.0
As to be expected, some of the organization's Twitter followers doubled down on Planned Parenthood's sentiment.
"Safe legal medical procedures," one woman wrote.
"Planned Parenthood fully funded!" added another.
But the overwhelming majority of responses rebuked Planned Parenthood, as many people said they want federal tax dollars to stop going to the organization:
No Funds For PP #WhatWomenWantIn4Words— nicole (@nicoleeeliz) June 16, 2017
Then no $$ for @PPact— Candice (@Candice_AZ) June 17, 2017
No government funded infanticide— James M Craig (@GodlyPghDad) June 17, 2017
While many others pointed out that Planned Parenthood's tweet seemingly advocated a conservative policy position on health care:
If women want government out of their healthcare choices, they must first stop demanding that government pay for th… https://t.co/2HZET5Sa30— Danielle Butcher (@Danielle Butcher) 1497648936.0
Good, so you'll return all of the Government Subsidies forthwith, right?— Garry (@OnalaskaGarry) June 16, 2017
Interesting... they want funding, but they don't want politicians in healthcare. You can't have it both way pic.twitter.com/zzxO3NOdsK— Kris Cruz (@realKrisCruz)June 16, 2017
Then STOP taking govt money...and claiming you are non profit...— Amy 0311 Mom (@Amyloukingery) June 17, 2017
Then stop begging for tax payer money that you don't need.https://t.co/rcudvd2gF1— Jeremy (@The_Smirker) June 17, 2017
Aways with you @PPact but how can we get federal $ for universal healthcare if no politicians involved? Feels an argument FOR privatization— Chloe Newsom (@ChloesThinking) June 16, 2017
Glad you want to abolish government healthcare!— Andrew Magloughlin (@MagloughlinA) June 16, 2017
Still, others pointed out that although Planned Parenthood tweeted they want politicians out of health care, they regularly donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to politician's campaigns:
Hmm, maybe you should stop donating so much damned money to them— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) June 17, 2017
During the 2016 election cycle you made $787,000.00 in political contributions......https://t.co/kOmaKWv2LT— Audrey (@Eden_Beach) June 16, 2017