Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother’s Day Gift is Donation for Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 7, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother’s Day Gift is Donation for Abortion

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 7
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, has a message for moms: send us more money. Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sent out a fund-raising request this week one pro-life advocate says is grotesque.

Richards honored Mother’s Day by sharing part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-abortion views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

"It’s true that I have had lots of rewarding moments in my career. So did my mother," Cecile wrote in the email obtained. "But knowing that my daughter is carrying on the legacy of fighting that my mother passed to me trumps ’em all."

Richard couldn’t wait until the third paragraph of her Mother’s Day letter to PPFA supporters to ask them to open their wallets.

"This Mother’s Day, I’m honoring that legacy with a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Mother’s Day gift. Join me," she wrote.

"You can help with a gift to Planned Parenthood Federation of America today in honor of your mother or daughter, and on behalf of all the women," she added.

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek called Richard’s exploitation of Mother’s Day for pro-abortion money-making purposes "grotesque" and said she couldn’t believe Richards would stoop to "using her dead mother and daughter as props."

"This pathetic woman is so psychologically and emotionally invested in abortion she has no semblance of conscience left," Stanek said. "If and when she has grandchildren, I’m sure she’ll use them too."

Richards said passing on her pro-abortion mantra to her daughter Hannah and her younger children Lily and Daniel is "the best gift any mother can give her children."

"My mom did that for me and my siblings. And I’ve worked to do that for [my children]," she wrote.

In the email, Richards also admitted that promoting abortion was more important to her mother than even promoting equal rights for African-Americans.

"In all of my mother’s activism — from the civil rights movement to the ERA — nothing meant more to her," she said.

"I’m proud that, as the leader of Planned Parenthood, I get the opportunity every day to carry forward work that honors her and honors all who came before her," Richards concluded.

"And, I’m proud that my own children carry on that legacy. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?"

Stanek said abortion advocates can leave no legacy to children and grandchildren because they’ve been responsible for the deaths of 50 million of them.