Planned Parenthood President is Thankful for Wendy Davis Defending Late-Term Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 28, 2013   |   1:18PM   |   Washington, DC

The president of the nation’s biggest abortion business has something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day — and it’s not friends, family or blessings from God.

No, Cecile Richards, in emails to supporters today and in a tweet to its members, thanked abortion activists. Specifically, Richards is thankful for Wendy Davis defending late-term abortions in Texas.

Richards is also thankful for their activism that led to forcing religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs under the Obamacare HHS mandate.

“I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including Planned Parenthood supporters like you who inspire me every single day. I wrote a special message of thanks,” she wrote in a Thanksgiving email with an attached letter.

The letter says that while millions of Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving with their families, she is celebrating with the pro-abortion activists who support Planned Parenthood, saying, “The Planned Parenthood family is millions strong and I’m proud and grateful to include you in it.”

Following the letter is a request for donations. The full text of the letter follows:

Dear Friend,

I’ll never forget the noise we made. For hours, Wendy Davis had spoken alone to defend women’s health. I was in the Texas Capitol rotunda that night watching this amazing display of bravery along with hundreds of supporters in orange T-shirts. Hour after hour, more streamed in on foot and bike and bus and every which way.

And as the clock ran out, your voices rose up. The Capitol shook with the sound of women and men chanting and cheering, standing up to protect women’s health and rights. Thousands more watched and joined in online. And even if you weren’t there in person…you were there.

It was an incredible, powerful, breathtaking show of support. And yet what really gets me is this: it wasn’t unique. You do it time and again, every single time we need you. And all of us at Planned Parenthood — doctors and nurses, staff and volunteers — we are profoundly grateful for everything you make possible.
On Thursday, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. For me, that family includes you. You’re family because you do the very thing that families are meant to do: you stick with us when we need you most, no matter what. The Planned Parenthood family is millions strong, and I’m proud and grateful to include you in it.



This year, that meant speaking out against efforts to give employers the power to deny women coverage for birth control — a fight that’s now heading to the Supreme Court. It meant making sure that millions of women in communities across this country will benefit from Obamacare and finally get the affordable care they deserve. And it meant that you stood with us in Wisconsin and Ohio, in New Mexico and Arizona, in Virginia and North Carolina — and, yes, in Texas.

Thank you for standing with us, for fighting beside us, and for being part of our family.

Cecile Richards