Cecile Richards Comes Unglued After Gorsuch Confirmation: “SCOTUS Will be Hostile to Abortion”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 7, 2017   |   1:44PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Cecile Richards came unglued after the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In an angry and terse email to Planned Parenthood supporters, Richards complained that the Supreme Court will now be hostile to abortion.

“The Senate just voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. His out-of-touch judicial record will threaten reproductive health and rights for decades to come,” she said.

Richard’s condemned Senate Republicans for changing the Senate rules to overcome a Democrat filibuster.

“They did it. It took an unprecedented blockade of President Obama’s highly qualified nominee. It took undoing Senate rules and dismantling decades of American democratic tradition. It meant ignoring the clear threat to our fundamental rights. But President Trump’s allies in the Senate did it: They just voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by a razor-thin vote,” she grumbled.

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“The Supreme Court will now be even more hostile to reproductive health and rights. We need to be ready to fight back — in the courts, in statehouses, and in communities nationwide,” she added.

She also claimed that the Supreme Court and pro-life Advocates will now go after women and birth control as well as abortion.

“Over the next few years, the Supreme Court could rule on laws that undermine access to basic health care, target the LGBTQ community for discrimination, and deny the essential right to safe and legal abortion. Justice Gorsuch has a history of going to extraordinary lengths to interfere with reproductive health and rights, and his alarming record and judicial philosophy leave no doubt that he will vote to restrict access to abortion,” she said.

Richards falsely claimed: “It’s bad enough that the Supreme Court will now have one more justice who does not believe the Constitution protects a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion. But this isn’t just about the Supreme Court. Now, lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures will be emboldened to pass even more extreme laws targeting birth control, abortion, and other essential care.”

In the email, Richards begged abortion activists to send Planned Parenthood as much money as possible to respond to the confirmation vote.

“Please, make your emergency gift now,” she concluded.