Planned Parenthood Federation of America is under new leadership. The abortion giant announced late last week that outgoing president Cecile Richards is being replaced by former Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen. While Richards was one of the abortion industry’s biggest advocates, pro-lifers should not overlook her successor — in fact, Wen may be an even bigger threat to the fight for life. Here are three key details to know about her: 1.) Wen is a medical doctor. While Richards’ background was as a liberal political activist, Wen is a medical doctor who is now at the helm of an organization
The narrative commonly pushed by Planned Parenthood is that abortions only account for a tiny percentage of the services they provide; typically, the statistic cited is 3 percent. However, a pro-Planned Parenthood op-ed recently published in The New York Times went off script and inadvertently admitted that, regardless of percentages, abortions are central to the organization’s functioning. Titled “Sex, Trump and Cecile,” the article by columnist Gail Collins recounted a meeting that occurred between retiring Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner. Trump’s daughter and son-in-law had met with Richards last year in an effort to bridge
Earlier this week, in a seemingly absurd statement, Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards wrote that “every person has the right to live.” Given the lethal work her organization does, her supposed defense of the right to life is laughably ironic. However, it all suddenly makes sense when the context of the entire quote is considered: Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation … We believe in every person’s right to control their own destiny and their own body.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, has been using Twitter to spread some “facts.” In one of her recent tweets, she tried to show how important she believes Planned Parenthood is for health care. Fact: Every day Planned Parenthood’s doors stay open, another 8,118 people get health care. — Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) June 9, 2017 Many of her Twitter followers weren’t having it, however, and started a storm of responses: And 8,118 can get better healthcare somewhere else… Without risking their babies — Matthew (@zypldot) June 11, 2017 abortion is not healthcare — Lee (@lmsjrpol) June 9, 2017 Wow! That
File this under this week’s sign of the apocalypse: Mother’s Day should be about abortion. In an op-ed written for Time, Planned Parenthood CEO and abortion shouter-in-chief Cecile Richards hijacked Mother’s Day and ran it into the proverbial ground. Attacking the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act, which redirects taxpayer funds away from Planned Parenthood toward Community Health Centers for a year, Richards implored readers to forgo a traditional celebration of Mother’s Day in favor of anti-choice-for-the-child activism: …[T]his Mother’s Day, instead of taking your mom out to brunch or sending chocolate, commit to fighting for a government
The Trump administration floated an interesting proposal on Monday night concerning the controversial federal funding of Planned Parenthood, which provides around 327,600 abortions annually. Rather than taking away the organization’s $500 million in federal funds, the administration offered Planned Parenthood the chance to keep their funding in the new GOP healthcare replacement bill, on one condition — that they stop performing abortions. Planned Parenthood promptly rejected the president’s attempt at a compromise. The organization’s president, Cecile Richards, tweeted in response: Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion—a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer
On Tuesday night, Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, was the first speaker at the Democratic National Convention to use the word “abortion.” Many pro-abortion activists hailed Richards’ utterance as “de-stigmatizing” and a leap forward to “abortion normalization.” What is interesting about Richards’ speech is not, however, what she said, but what the other speakers in Philadelphia have not said. For the most part, Democrats refuse to say the word “abortion.” They believe the word is political poison. Polling suggests 81 percent of American voters support restrictions on abortion that the Democratic platform is open hostile towards. Similar polling
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sat before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to respond to questions from the members regarding the organization’s federal funding. This was Richards’ first testimony since the Center for Medical Progress released the undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing how they sell baby body parts. Rather than clearing up any misconceptions about Planned Parenthood that could be giving us an unfair view of their practices, however, Richards succeeded in making her company look even worse—an accomplishment which at this point is an incredible feat. Here are four times Cecile Richards