In the latest of what appears to be a never-ending series of news profiles lauding Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, STAT gave space to the leader of the abortion giant to campaign for her favorite presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
In the new interview, Richards pushed Clinton with her usual pro-abortion talking points, but she specifically targeted male and young voters.
According to the report:
Richards is now more deeply immersed in presidential politics than perhaps ever before. The Clinton campaign is planning to send her to campaign in battleground states this fall, hoping she can appeal to key voting groups, especially young voters, minority groups, and low-income women who depend on Planned Parenthood for their health services.
The 59-year-old Richards sees Clinton’s candidacy, especially against Trump, as a chance to encourage a “generational shift” on women’s health — one that could help build broader support for Planned Parenthood in the future, and maybe even discourage some of the attacks.
“We’re now finding that men are voting on these issues,” not just women, Richards told STAT. “I think what we’re seeing is a generation of men who want their daughters to have all of the opportunity that they can, and that includes access to reproductive care and rights.”
For Richards and Planned Parenthood, “reproductive rights” always means abortion. So if you read the comment carefully, Richards is clearly saying that pro-abortion voters are specifically voting for Hillary Clinton so their daughters can “have all of the opportunity that they can, which “includes” abortion. That’s financially beneficial for the abortion giant since Planned Parenthood aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the U.S., averaging more than 300,000 every year in the past few years.
Her comment could mean that the abortion group is concerned about attracting young, passionate voters. Studies indicate that young pro-lifers are more active and involved in the issue than those who are young and pro-abortion.
Female voters also tend to stick strongly to one side of the abortion issue or the other, while men tend to be less enthusiastic, a New York Times op-ed noted last year. Planned Parenthood may see men as a persuadable target that can help them put Clinton in the Oval Office.
Planned Parenthood has labeled Clinton its “champion.” Clinton also is a personal, long-time friend of the Planned Parenthood CEO, and Richards’ daughter, Lily Adams, works for the pro-abortion candidate’s campaign, according to the report.
Clinton made several key promises to the abortion giant that makes it so eager to see her win the White House. One is that she would work to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to directly fund abortions. If successful, this would put even more tax dollars into the hands of Planned Parenthood.
Clinton also promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land for years to come.
At the end of July, Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens called Clinton “the strongest nominee we’ve ever seen.” And Richards told the Democratic Convention that Clinton would press the world to accept abortion as a “human right.”