Matt M. Miller | Contributor
Following her appearance on Comedy Central with Trevor Noah, Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen tweeted Friday that she will wear as a “badge of honor” the label of “Trumps nightmare,” which Noah bestowed on her during the show.
Wen tweeted, “Last night, I was on @TheDailyShow to talk about Planned Parenthoods incredible life-saving work. @Trevornoah called me @realDonaldTrumps “nightmare” — a badge of honor I proudly wear as we fight for our patients, our rights & our future!”
Last night, I was on @TheDailyShow to talk about Planned Parenthoods incredible life-saving work. @Trevornoah called me @realDonaldTrumps “nightmare” — a badge of honor I proudly wear as we fight for our patients, our rights & our future! https://t.co/hN4lzLAMWE
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) March 22, 2019
During Noahs show Thursday evening, Wen advocated for universal healthcare, claiming that sickness originates from “systemic issues.”
“In working in the ER, I saw that whats making people sick isnt just the illness that they have, its also systemic issues. And thats why I truly believe that healthcare has to be a human right thats guaranteed to all and not just a privilege available to some,” she said.
Wen also went on to claim that the healthcare services provided by Planned Parenthood should not be considered political in nature.
When Noah directly addressed to topic of abortion in the interview, Wen characterized the procedure as “standard” and just normal “healthcare.”
“Abortion is a standard medical procedure, that one fourth of women will have in their lifetime. Its part of the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare, which is healthcare, and its important for us to speak about abortion in that context,” she explained. (RELATED: Gov. Northam: I Dont Have Any Regrets About Infanticide Comments)
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