Planned Parenthood CEO Claims President Trump Has “Both Barrels Aimed at Women” on Abortion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 16, 2017   |   2:59PM   |   Washington, DC

The CEO of America’s largest abortion business slammed President Donald Trump again this week for his pro-life policies.

Cecile Richards, who makes nearly $1 million a year running the “non-profit” Planned Parenthood, claimed Trump is out to get women because he supports cutting off taxpayer funding to abortion groups.

“The actions we’re seeing and what we’ve seen out of this administration from day one have had both barrels aimed at women,” Richards told Politico.

She said Trump and his administration are “much worse” than she imagined.

One of her biggest worries is the United States Supreme Court. Richards said there “absolutely” is a chance of Roe v. Wade being overturned if Trump has the opportunity to appoint more pro-life justices.

Already, the new president had the opportunity to pick one justice for the high court. Pro-life leaders praised Trump for choosing Neil Gorsuch as the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Trump also angered the abortion business by calling out its bluff earlier this year. Planned Parenthood claims it is an essential women’s health care provider, and needs taxpayer funding for its non-abortion services.

So, the president offered to support an increase in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood as long as it agreed to stop doing abortions. Planned Parenthood refused, and Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting” — which exposed how abortions, not women’s health care, are Planned Parenthood’s true priority.

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The president promised to sign legislation to defund the abortion chain in the United States. His administration also has been working to cut off other streams of taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups.

In January, he did defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion group during his first week in office. On Jan. 23, Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. taxpayer funding to groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The policy does not stop non-abortion international assistance. It ensures U.S. foreign aid will continue to go to health care and humanitarian relief in the millions of dollars. It just will not subsidize abortion overseas.

Earlier this month, his administration also announced plans to cut off millions of dollars in sex education grants to several Planned Parenthood affiliates. And in April, he signed a bill to allow states to defund the abortion chain.

The president has surrounded himself with many pro-life leaders in his administration, including Vice President Mike Pence. He appointed pro-life advocates Teresa Manning and Charmaine Yoest to top posts in the Health and Human Services Department, along with numerous others.

In May, Trump also signed an executive order to protect religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions and birth control.