It’s hard to come up with anyone who receives better press (aside from pro-lifers) than Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood’s head honcho. But new heights (or depths) a recent interview conducted by CafeMom’s “The Stir.”
If you go to their blog, we’re told The Stir is a “blog about what’s on moms’ minds–including parenting, fashion, current events, relationships, home care, and much more.” So what do we learn from Barbara Kimberly Siegel’s hard-charging interview?
#1. According to Siegel, Planned Parenthood “unfortunately remains a pawn in today’s political climate. ” Does “pawn” accurately describe an organization up to its eyeballs in politics, which performs over 330,000 abortions a year, is the beneficiary of a half-billion dollars a year from the federal government, and works with International Planned Parenthood to export the abortion plague around the world?
#2. In Richards’ own words, “I’ve always been interested in social justice, and there is no more fundamental injustice than the lack of access to health care.” We won’t belabor the obvious: pulverizing unborn babies is, in the Catch-22 language of PPFA, “health care.” “Social justice”? Not for over 1 million unborn victims a year.
#3. So what was the best piece of advice her mother–the late pro-abortion governor of Texas Ann Richards–gave her?
She told me, “You could go somewhere else and make a lot of money, perhaps with less stress. But you will never have the kind of reward you get when someone looks you in the eye and says, ‘Thank you for making my life better.’”
Richards rakes in around $600,000 per year which is not exactly minimum wage. And PPFA doesn’t make the lives of unborn babies “better.” They make them over.
#4. Siegel says, “You have been vocal about your own abortion.” Just to be accurate, Richards said nothing about her abortion for years. We’ve speculated–fairly, I believe–that she did not speak publicly until younger pro-abortion feminists insisted “telling your [abortion] story” was “good” for post-abortive women and a necessary prerequisite for leadership. And
#5. (Last exchange.) Siegel says, “What do you think is your greatest accomplishment?” to which Richards answers, “My children are the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
She’s tell Siegel she raised two “strong feminist” daughters and a feminist son who “might [have been] the only student at his school to be both in a fraternity and vice president of the reproductive rights group.”
If only there have been room for that other child. Maybe he or she would, like all her children, have “learned to deep-fry and bake a perfect pie crust from scratch.
“Our most wonderful moments are cooking together and having big feasts.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.