Cecile Richards loves abortion and she thinks the destruction of unborn children in abortions is the women’s rights and human rights cause of our time. Shamefully, during her speech at Georgetown University last week — a scandal in and of itself that a leading Catholic educational institution would give a platform to the woman who runs America’s biggest abortion business – Richards compared defending abortion to fighting racism.
During the speech, Richards said abortion is a basic human right. Richards reportedly denied that Planned Parenthood ever sold fetal tissue and claimed abortion is a “basic human right.”
“Planned Parenthood has never sold fetal tissue and never would,” she said.
Richards acknowledged that her appearance came with opposition on Wednesday, but compared abortion advocacy to the nation’s fight against racism.
“Based on my Twitter feed, I know there are a lot of folks who didn’t want me to speak today. So thanks for showing up,” she said, according to audio obtained by the Christian Post. “But it is sort of appropriate, in a way, because I think every bit of progress that we have made in this country and we make as a people in the world is because there are people willing to speak out even when it is unpopular.”
Richards spoke of the opposition John Lewis faced in Selma, Alabama in speaking up for the rights of African Americans, and noted the sit-ins that were held in the South to protest racism.
“Our history with race in America is something that we all have to address, including Planned Parenthood,” she said. “It’s important that we understand our collective history and the legacy that it leaves on those that are still living in an unjust system. Lack of access to healthcare and reproductive rights is a result of many factors—race, gender, sexual orientation, geography and immigration status. In order to build true equity in America we have to address it all.”
Never mind that Planned Parenthood has been proven to target black babies in abortions by placing its abortion clinics in historically African-American neighborhoods. And it opposes a pro-life bill to ban abortions targeting black babies.