Cecile Richards Campaigns for Clinton, “I’ve Now Been to 20 States for Hillary”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 13, 2016   |   5:26PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is working around the clock to campaign for pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The abortion chain threw its support behind Clinton months ago when it endorsed her in the Democratic primary – an unprecedented move. Since then, Planned Parenthood’s political arm has been actively involved in the election, buying ads trashing Republican candidate Donald Trump, attacking his pro-life running mate Mike Pence online, and organizing events to target young, pro-abortion voters.

This week, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was campaigning for Clinton in her home state of Texas. Daily Texas Online reports Richards participated in an organizing and phone banking event on Friday in Austin with the group Hillary for Texas.

“I’ve now been in more than 20 states for Hillary, and the excitement and the enthusiasm is amazing, but there’s nothing better than being in your hometown,” Richards said. “Many people I’ve talked to here have been a supporter of her for years. For them, this is huge. It’s a day they never knew would come.”

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Texans usually votes Republican and pro-life in elections, but Richards hopes to change minds. Her mother, Ann Richards, was the last Democratic governor of Texas in the 1990s.

“I remember a day when my mother was elected governor of the state of Texas,” Richards said. “We just have to get more people engaged and registered and out to vote. There’s a lot of work to do, but it tells me there are voters here to change the direction of this state.”

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America, is working hard because it knows how much is at stake in the upcoming presidential election. The next president could have the chance to nominate up to four U.S. Supreme Court justices to the high court and influence abortion law for decades. And Clinton promised to appoint pro-abortion judges to the high court who would uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.

If elected, Clinton potentially would be the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. Clinton’s abortion stance is radical and out of touch with most Americans. She promised Planned Parenthood that she would try to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions, which would funnel even more tax dollars to the abortion industry.

In February, she defended the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. Then, during an interview on The View in April, Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. At a presidential forum at Drake University, Clinton called ending the life of another human being in an abortion a “fundamental human right.”

The Trump-Pence team would present a stark contrast on abortion to Clinton. Trump has promised to appoint pro-life judges who will protect the right to life for unborn babies.

“We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices… These will be justices of great intellect… And they will be pro-life,” Trump told pro-life leaders in June.

Trump also released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution.

Pence is a pro-life champion who has signed multiple pieces of pro-life legislation into law and led the fight in Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Earlier this year, Pence signed a law to protect unborn babies with disabilities like Down syndrome from being aborted.

Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood called Trump “dangerous” because he would “ban abortions.” In June, the abortion chain also attacked Trump as “hateful” in a series of online ads aimed at young voters.