Catholic Church to Hold Pro-Life Mass to Protest Cecile Richards Speaking at Georgetown

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 18, 2016   |   11:53AM   |   Washington, DC

The Catholic Church will hold a pro-life Mass as protest of sorts responding to”Catholic” Georgetown University hosting a speech by Planned Parenthood abortion business press Cecile Richards this week.

Richards is scheduled to address Georgetown University on Wednesday at the invitation of the Lecture Fund, a student-run organization on campus.  The Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement lamenting that the student group was not adhering to Catholic morality on a Catholic campus and now it is going a step further by hosting a pro-life Mass.

As the Cardinal Newman Society reports:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington will celebrate a Mass for Life next week following what is sure to be a blatant promotion of abortion and contraception by the CEO of Planned Parenthood in her address to students at Georgetown University.

The Georgetown student-run Lecture Fund is hosting Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on April 20 at 2 p.m. in the University’s Lohrfink Auditorium. A description of the event on the Lecture Fund’s Facebook page promotes the “services” of Planned Parenthood, but doesn’t specifically mention the words “abortion” or “contraception.” The description certainly doesn’t mention that Planned Parenthood commits more than 300,000 abortions each year, or that Richards is responsible for the deaths of almost three million babies since becoming the head of Planned Parenthood.

SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately

Richards’ lecture on campus is being co-sponsored by the pro-abortion unofficial students groups H*yas for Choice and Medical Students for Choice, along with the officially sanctioned groups GU College Democrats, United Feminists and Georgetown University Women of Color.

The day after Richards promotes Planned Parenthood at Georgetown, Cardinal Wuerl will celebrate a Mass for Life at 7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church in Georgetown.

Georgetown Right to Life, a pro-life student group, is hosting a lecture of their own to counter Richards: former Planned Parenthood employee-turned-pro-life-advocate Abby Johnson.

Earlier this month, Richards said she finds her hope in women who brag about killing their babies in abortions.

Richards is no stranger to bragging about abortions, as she said in 2014 explaining that aborting her own baby was not a “difficult decision.”

Planned Parenthood does over 330,000 abortions on an annual basis and Richards opened up about her own abortion in an essay published in Elle two years ago, writing that she thinks of more women share their abortion decisions it will stop the “stigma” surrounding abortion.

“I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision,” Richards writes. “Before becoming president of Planned Parenthood eight years ago, I hadn’t really talked about it beyond family and close friends. But I’m here to say, when politicians argue and shout about abortion, they’re talking about me — and millions of other women around the country.”

Now, Richards is applauding other women who are bragging about their abortions.

“It reflects what makes me most hopeful for this next century,” Richards said. “That there’s a whole new generation of young people who just refused to be judged and shamed about who they are, whether it’s their gender identity, their sexual orientation or what they do with their body.”