Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards on Senator Who Groped a Woman: “Al Franken is a Leader for Women”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 17, 2017   |   11:46AM   |   Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Al Franken is in hot water for forcibly kissed a woman and later groping her as she slept during a USO trip in 2006. Franken, who was not a senator at the time, issued an apology statement.

On Thursday, a woman named Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her and later groping her while she was asleep during a 2006 tour to entertain U.S. troops, the BBC reports. Tweeden also produced a photo of Franken smiling as he appeared to be groping her breasts while she was asleep. Franken was a comedian at the time and did not enter politics until two years later.

“You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in an article about Franken. “You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone take a photo of you doing it, knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed.”

Franken apologized after the story broke Thursday, but he also said he does not remember “aggressively” kissing Tweeden.

“As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it,” he said. “… I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann.”

Ironically, the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which asserts itself as the leading organization representing women, absolutely loves Al Franken. Planned Parenthood abortion company CEO Cecile Richards heaped Praise on Franken previously saying that not only would you vote for women’s interest but he was a leader for women.

“I’m so happy to be in Minnesota today on behalf of Sen. Al Franken today and to make sure he goes back to the United States Senate,” Richards says in a campaign video. “Since Al Franken came to Washington, DC, he’s been an extraordinary champion for women and for Planned Parenthood.”

“Al Franken is not just a vote for women, he’s a leader for women,” the abortion giant’s president said.

Following his re-election, Richards said in a statement: “Senator Al Franken has been a strong supporter and advocate for women’s health and women’s rights. We look forward to working with him on important issues, such as health care reform and women’s access to reproductive health care.”

Franken raised more than $81,500 from feminist abortion rights groups for his Senate campaign, “making him the highest recipient of such cash of any congressional candidate.”

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Planned Parenthood profusely thanked Franken during a rally he appeared at jointly with the abortion giant.

It should come as no shock that the abortion company that has covered up statutory rape, that has been found to be doing abortions on women victimized by sex trafficking, and that routinely kills and injures women and abortions Love’s a politician who Smiles as he gropes women.

Planned Parenthood calling itself a pro-woman organization or a group that cares about women’s rights is becoming more and more of a joke. Anyone who still believes the Planned Parenthood abortion business is all about women needs to realize that’s just a farce.