Planned Parenthood CEO Complains Ivanka Trump is Not Pushing Its Abortion Agenda: “Women are Waiting”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 26, 2017   |   1:14PM   |   Washington, DC

The CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business is growing impatient with Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and is grousing that Ivanka is not pushing her father to promote abortion.

Recently word leaked that Cecile Richards had a secret meeting with Ivanka Trump prior to Trump’s inauguration to push Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda. Apparently Richards is growing impatient that the Trump Administration is not pushing abortion but instead working to defund Planned Parenthood both domestically and on an international level.

President Trump signed an executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood and signed a bill allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood domestically.

Time Magazine has more on Richards frustration with Ivanka and her attempt to pressure Ivanka to get her father to push its abortion advocacy. As always, Richards clouds abortion with language about women’s health even though Planned Parenthood does very little in terms of legitimate health care for pregnant women.

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“She apparently has the portfolio for all women’s issues in the White House,” Richards said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night. “That’s a huge responsibility, and women are waiting to see a sign from this White House that they’re on our side.”

Nevertheless, Richards said: “I’m very hopeful that we see something dramatically different than we’ve seen these first 100 days. That’s what we’re working on.”

Trump and Richards had a “cordial and informative meeting” in January before her father was inaugurated. “The purpose of the meeting, from Planned Parenthood’s perspective, was to make sure that Ivanka Trump fully understood the important role Planned Parenthood plays in providing health care to millions of people and why it would be a disastrous idea to block people from accessing care at Planned Parenthood,” a statement from Planned Parenthood said at the time.

This is the second time Richards has publicly scolded Ivanka for not pushing abortion.

“It’s time for Ivanka to … stand for women,” Cecile Richards told Buzzfeed, adding that Ivanka’s silence on the abortion issue has been “deafening.”

Ivanka Trump is believed to be very influential with her father. She has not said much publicly about Planned Parenthood or her stance on abortion.