Planned Parenthood is calling on 2020 candidate and former VP Joe Biden to respond to the bombshell allegations of sexual assault from Tara Reade.
The statement is a very different than what they wrote when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused by Christine Blasey Ford.
Alexis McGill Johnson, Acting President, issued this statement.
Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, Acting President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
“At Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we believe women. We know how important it is that survivors be supported and listened to – survivors of sexual violence not only seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers every day, they are also dedicated staff members and supporters.
“We believe that survivors should be heard, listened to, taken seriously, and treated with respect and dignity.
“Saying we believe survivors doesn’t mean only when it’s politically convenient. This isn’t a fringe issue, it’s one that affects all of us. This crosses political party, race, gender, income level, and sexual orientation.
Any person seeking elected office — and especially the highest office in the land — needs to address allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously, both as a systemic problem and with a sense of personal responsibility. We all have much work to do to make our country a safer place, free of sexual violence.
“Vice President Biden must address this allegation directly. Our country is hungry for leadership on this issue. Now is the time to give it to them.”
September 23, 2018, Planned Parenthood Action had a very different stance with Brett Kavanaugh.
The organization tweeted:
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — and we believe Deborah Ramirez.
Brett Kavanaugh has absolutely no business sitting on the Supreme Court and his nomination must be withdrawn immediately.