Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is resigning her position as the head of the nation’s biggest abortion business soon. What will she do next? Well it turns out not much different.
In an interview with the New York Times, the head of the abortion giant indicated she plans to push even further into the political arena by spending more time electing candidates who support abortion.
Never mind that she claims that abortion is not a political issue.
“For women, access to reproductive health care isn’t a political issue,” Ms. Richards said. “The women who walk into Planned Parenthood clinics come from every background, every political persuasion.”
The move is well timed for her to promote a new memoir: “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead — My Life Story,” which Touchstone will publish in April. Ms. Richards said she planned to pour herself into the midterm elections, fund-raising and campaigning for Democrats, and advising the expected record number of women candidates.
“As a lifetime organizer, I’ve never been more excited, despite this Congress and this presidency,” she said in the first interview in which she confirmed and discussed her departure. “There’s this kind of organic activism by women.”
She will meet with the Planned Parenthood board at its annual meeting on Friday and Saturday to discuss the timing of her departure and what is expected be a wide search to replace her.
No matter what she does she has an uncanny ability to ignore the truth about the 330,000 abortions Planned Parenthood does annually that kill unborn children.
She seemed more reserved about using the word abortion, masterfully pivoting to phrases like “women’s health” and “reproductive medicine” when a reporter brought them up.
Fortunately it appears Americans won’t have to deal with Richards as a candidate any time soon.
Raising the inevitable question: Does Ms. Richards plan to run?
After news of Ms. Richards’s departure became public, tweets (mostly from women) erupted like popcorn: “Hopefully to run for office!” one read. And another: “Please run for Texas governor, please run for Texas governor, please run for Texas governor.”
Ms. Richards’s reply is emphatic (if not entirely convincing).
“I’m not thinking of running for anything,” she said.
One leading pro-life advocate West Richards as much success in her new Endeavors as she had during the 2016 presidential election, when her best friend Hillary Clinton lost a surprising election to president Donald Trump.
Richards plans to “pour herself into the midterm elections, fund-raising and campaigning for Democrats, and advising the expected record number of women candidates.”
— Carol Tobias (@CarolTobias1) January 29, 2018