A few weeks ago, Kira Kazantsev was crowned as the new Miss America. Since then, there have been several battles breaking out about her past internship with Planned Parenthood.
LifeNews’ Steve Ertelt said this Monday concerning Kira’s internship at Planned Parenthood, “The woman representing our nation as the new Miss America interned for the very organization that has killed millions of Americans in abortion.” Steven’s post was just one of many angry pro-life and conservative sites giving their input on the matter.
Fighting all the negative rage, the Miss America Organization is standing by Kira’s side. The Chairman of the organization, Sam Haskell, gave this statement defending Kazantsev’s time as an intern, “Kira’s college internship with Planned Parenthood afforded her the opportunity to advocate against child abuse while writing her thesis.” He went on to say, “In choosing a Miss America, the judges seek a well-rounded young woman who has the life experiences to be an effective role model.”
The thing is, is that the kind of role model we want young girls to be looking up to? What messages will girls get when they look at Kira and see that she is supportive of Planned Parenthood? Will they get the idea that abortion is okay, and in some sense, good?
One thing that I have learned is that there is always someone, and in most cases, a lot more people than you think, looking up to you. And when I say looking up to you, I really mean looking up to you. We have the chance to change people just by giving them a GOOD example to live by. The Miss America position is a place where so many young girls look to, but what kind of example are we giving these girls when we have someone who has worked at Planned Parenthood to be there model?