Cecile Richards Claims Abortions Will Go Up Under Trump But Planned Parenthood is Aborting More Babies Than Ever

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 1, 2017   |   5:32PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is fighting aggressively against President Donald Trump and pro-life legislators.

On Thursday, CEO Cecile Richards touted her pro-abortion agenda at the Code Conference, a liberal technology conference in California, CNBC reports. She went after legislation in the U.S. House and Senate that would defund Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of tax dollars.

Richards described the legislation as “heartless” and even asserted that abortions will increase under President Trump if Planned Parenthood loses funding.

Here’s more from her interview with Kara Swisher:

Swisher: So, in that bill, what happens to you, specifically?

Richards: Literally, the day President Trump signs that bill, folks on Medicaid can’t come to us anymore for healthcare. And it will be a huge disruption to particularly women who don’t have a lot of options for health care and who rely on us for preventive health services.

Swisher: They can’t come for family planning? They can’t come for their kids being looked at? They can’t come for anything?

Richards: None of that, and we will see the unintended pregnancy rate go up, absolutely; and I predict we will see the abortion rate go up in the U.S.

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Of course, Richards did not bother to correct Swisher’s claim that Planned Parenthood provides health care to children. Most abortion clinics will not even allow women to bring their children to the center. And if the children are not born yet, Planned Parenthood’s main role in their lives is to kill them.

Nor did Richards mention that abortion rates have dropping across the United States, but Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers have been increasing. Its annual report, released earlier this week, shows Planned Parenthood served fewer patients, performed fewer breast exams and provided less contraception and prenatal care; at the same time, it received more taxpayer funding, performed more abortions and brought in record revenues.

In 2015, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, nearly 5,000 more than in 2014. These numbers represent one third of all abortions annually in the United States. The abortion chain makes millions of dollars a year on abortions alone, and rewards staff and facilities that exceed their abortion quotas.

Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood leaders refused an offer from President Trump to receive an increase in taxpayer funding if they stopped doing abortions. The offer would have allowed Planned Parenthood to focus on the preventive health care, birth control and other services that they tout so often in public.

But Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortions – not women’s health care – are essential to Planned Parenthood.

Richards also hid her abortion chain’s dirty dealings. A recent congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund it. In January, U.S. House and Senate investigations into Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby body parts also ended with more than a dozen criminal referrals to state attorney generals.

Planned Parenthood also has been caught in numerous scandals involving Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.