Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: Trump Has “Been the Worst” President “in My Lifetime”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 13, 2017   |   11:24AM   |   Washington, DC

A new People Magazine feature about Planned Parenthood subtly hints that the abortion chain and its leader, Cecile Richards, are as American as apple pie.

For many Americans, killing unborn babies in abortions is one of the most reprehensible practices in our country today. But the entertainment magazine painted Richards as a heroine, describing her as “wonder woman” and allowing her to spout her pro-abortion politics.

The propaganda piece featured a smiling photo of the abortion activist in her Manhattan apartment, baking a cherry pie as she talked about her three living children and the fourth who she aborted. Of course, she also talked about politics.

“This White House has been worse for women than any administration in my lifetime,” Richards said.

She criticized President Donald Trump for promising to sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare and appoint pro-life justices to the United States Supreme Court.

“Until we have more people in office who can get pregnant, we will continue to have these fights,” she told People. “It is very frustrating to talk to members of Congress who will never need maternity benefits, never have to deal with an unintended pregnancy or think about whether they can afford birth control. That’s a problem.

“… but all of the policies that President Trump and this Republican Congress are trying to put in place, believe me, … unintended pregnancy rates will go up and abortion rates will as well,” Richards continued.

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It’s a ridiculous claim because Planned Parenthood does not use the millions of tax dollars it receives every year to end abortion. Killing unborn babies in abortions is Planned Parenthood’s central mission.

In March, it refused to give up its abortion work and focus on providing true health care to low-income women. President Donald Trump offered to support an increase in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood if it stopped doing abortions, but Planned Parenthood refused.

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

The abortion chain even throws pizza parties to reward employees who exceed their abortion quotas, and in 2013, it gave one of its Colorado clinics an award for “for exceeding abortion visits.”

Richards said abortion rates and teen pregnancy rates are dropping, which is true; but she credited her own abortion chain for those drops. The problem is that even pro-abortion research groups say differently.

The Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, admitted earlier this year that pro-life laws and efforts are bringing abortion numbers down. Pro-life pregnancy centers also teach sex education to teens across the country, which could be influencing the drop in teen pregnancies, as well as abortions.

Make no mistake, when Richards bragged about her children and her work to People, she was not advocating for a better America with fewer abortions and fewer teen pregnancies. The $1 million-a-year “non-profit” CEO is advocating for the nearly half a billion taxpayer dollars that Planned Parenthood receives and the ability to continue their work killing more than 300,000 unborn babies every year.

The majority in Congress and President Trump believe unborn babies and moms deserve better. They are working to defund the abortion chain and redirect tax dollars to community health clinics that actually help women and their children.