Comedian Andy Richter told Planned Parenthood that he is “eternally grateful” to them for allowing him and his wife to abort their unborn child while they were young and struggling.
His comments went from bad to worse as he hosted Planned Parenthood Los Angeles “Sexy Beast” fundraiser on Sept. 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter. First, the comedy star defend the abortion death of his unborn child, then he celebrated the nation’s largest abortion chain; and at the end of the show, he cursed pro-lifers.
Richter said his abortion experience was “sad,” but he claimed it was necessary to his and his wife’s career success.
In the early 1990s, Richter said his girlfriend, Sarah Thyre, now his wife, found out she was pregnant. He was living with his mother in Chicago and looking for a job; she was working three jobs in New York City, he said.
“The strain of living apart, and the stress of being two young people attempting to make a living as performers and writers was really taking a toll on its relationship. So when she called me to tell me that she was pregnant, it was not exactly happy news,” Richter said, according to the entertainment news outlet.
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“Luckily for us Planned Parenthood existed,” he continued. “My girlfriend knew that she was not ready for motherhood, and I knew that I was in no way prepared to be a father. I drove from Chicago in my battered old Toyota pick-up to be with her when she went to Planned Parenthood to terminate her pregnancy. Her choice to get an abortion was a choice that she made with assuredness. She knew that she was doing the right thing for everyone involved. But I can’t say it was easy. She was sad, and I was sad, and it was sad. But to this day, I know that she will tell you that she made the right decision.”
After the show, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Richter to ask for a comment. His response was deplorable:
Richter echoed that sentiment when THR approached him after the event, and inquired whether he thought it was tricky for someone in the public eye to come forward in support of Planned Parenthood. “I don’t think it’s tricky,” he said. “It’s easy. Planned Parenthood helps a ton of people, and if they don’t agree with that, f— ’em. You can quote me on that. Tell them I said, ‘F— ’em.’ “
Well-known as a sidekick to late-night comedian Conan O’Brien, Richter has supported the abortion chain for many years. Last fall, he criticized the Center for Medical Progress for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade.
He is one of many Hollywood celebrities who openly support and defend Planned Parenthood, which aborts more than 320,000 unborn babies every year in the U.S.