Cecile Richards: Running the Nation’s Biggest Abortion Business is “Incredibly Gratifying”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 24, 2018   |   2:33PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion bloggers just keep fawning over Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.

They love to paint the leader of the largest abortion chain in America as a heroine, and ignore her huge salary, the large drops in patient numbers and actual health services, and scandal after scandal involving aborted baby body parts trafficking and sexual abuse cover-ups.

Under Richards’ leadership, the abortion chain has seen record profits and maintained a corner on the American abortion market. It has ramped up its political advocacy and attacked numerous efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion. It also is boasting a wealth of new donors.

Richards celebrated these things in a recent interview with The Cut. She described how “incredibly gratifying” it is to run the largest abortion business in America.

“Though they said they were going to defund Planned Parenthood, we’re still open around the country. For me, it’s been an incredibly gratifying year because of the outpouring of support from folks. A lot of times people do say to me ‘Oh my god, how are you doing?’ But I am so grateful to have this job right now.”

Of course, the interview conveniently left out how Richards makes about $1 million a year. So much for being a “non-profit” that cares about low-income women.

Throughout the interview, Richards attacked the Trump administration and pro-life politicians who are working to hold the abortion chain accountable. Interestingly, Richards also mentioned that her daughter works for U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who, as California attorney general, went after the Center for Medical Progress for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade.

Richards chose not to focus on abortion, a highly controversial issue and Planned Parenthood’s main priority. Instead, she made fun of pro-life advocates in the Trump administration by attacking their position on birth control.

“This administration wants to quit funding birth control and instead, fund natural family planning, like the rhythm method,” Richards said. “Natural family planning is fine for some folks, but most couples that use natural family planning, well, we call them ‘parents’ at Planned Parenthood.”

Katie Yoder at Newsbusters refuted a similar comment that Richards made late last year, saying natural family planning and the “rhythm method” are not the same thing, and the Trump administration’s plan never mentioned the “rhythm method.”

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She wrote:

Back in October, Richards sparked outrage on Twitter from NFP users after she asserted that the “administration wanted to move to ‘natural family planning’ — like the rhythm method.”

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “studies show that couples who follow their NFP method’s guidelines correctly, and all the time, achieve effectiveness rates of 97-99%.” The USCCB also stresses that NFP is not “Rhythm,” which has been “often proved inaccurate.” Unlike the outdated Rhythm method, NFP “take[s] account of a woman’s changing signs of fertility.”

False and misleading attacks are common coming from Planned Parenthood. It has a huge, well-funded communications department that constantly crafts new ways to draw attention away from its deadly abortion business.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.

In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.