Cecile Richards: “Abortion is an Important Medical Procedure and an Important Medical Right”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 9, 2016   |   6:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Next in line to fawn over Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was Bustle’s Emily Shire this week.

The pro-abortion journalist’s report gushed over the abortion CEO, saying Richards has “rightfully earned celebrity status.” Richards has been the feature of numerous liberal media outlets in the past few months, likely in an attempt to save face for the abortion group caught in a baby body parts harvesting scandal.

The Bustle piece was little more than a free promotion for Planned Parenthood and its up-coming celebrity event this weekend in Cleveland. Australian jazz artist Sia and “Ghostbusters” reboot actress Leslie Jones are among those scheduled to perform at the pro-abortion “All Access” event on Saturday, hosted by a coalition of abortion groups. Others include Comedy Central’s Jessica Williams and eight-time Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade.

Richards said the event will be a break from the daily political battles over abortion.

“The idea is to engage folks in a very pro-active, positive way about the fact that abortion is an important medical procedure, it’s an important medical right, and that we need to get it out of the shadow, and we need to talk about it openly and positively,” Richards told the news outlet.

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“There are so many battles across the country… and so many at the state level. [The year ahead is] definitely going to be a fight,” she continued.

But for many women, their abortions were not the positive experience that Richards claimed. Millions of women have revealed stories of physical and emotional pain as a result of aborting their unborn children. Some have expressed how they were deceived by abortion activists like Richards who claim that an abortion is nothing more than a medical procedure.

Students for Life of America is hosting a counter-event to expose how the abortion industry hurts and deceives women while killing their unborn children. The national Women Betrayed Protest will counter the pro-abortion event in Cleveland. The protest will be a demonstration against an entire industry that has betrayed the very women they claim to help and protect when they push abortion above all else.

“This movement was born out of the gut reaction from the Center for Medical Progress videos released last summer showing Planned Parenthood executives callously discussing how much money they could get for the body parts of the babies they abort,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Young women came out in droves to protest Planned Parenthood, showing their utter shock at the despicable ways in which the abortion industry sought to make a profit off of their crisis.”