This week, Hillary Clinton released What Happened, a chronicle of her failed 2016 presidential campaign, and she devotes a section to the state of “reproductive rights” in the U.S. In it, Clinton takes issue with her primary opponent Bernie Sanders’s charge that Planned Parenthood is just another part of the “establishment.”
“Few organizations are as intimately connected to the day-to-day lives of Americans . . . as Planned Parenthood, and few are under more persistent attack,” Clinton counters. “I’m not sure what’s ‘establishment’ about that . . . ”
According to the foundation, Planned Parenthood will receive the award for its provision of “essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.” Past Lasker-Bloomberg awards have gone to public figures such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael Bloomberg, and even Lyndon B. Johnson.
This award, granted by one of the most influential groups in medical research, bestows on the abortion provider yet another medal of honor from the powers that be, another indisputable piece of evidence that, in American public life, it doesn’t get much more “establishment” than Planned Parenthood. It would be absurd to suggest otherwise.