Cecile Richards Gives “State of Our Union” Address, Demands a “Right to Abortion”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 31, 2018   |   12:17PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards gave her own State of the Union address last night, and in it she demanded a right to abortion.

The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business has announced her resignation and will soon be stepping down from her position as its CEO. But Richards is still representing America’s biggest abortion company and she is not happy that a pro-life president in it is in office who is protecting unborn children and the rights of pro-life people.

As she is prone to do, Richards wrapped her comments in language about women’s health rather than admitting that Planned Parenthood is all about abortion. Planned Parenthood kills over 330,000 unborn children every single year and the number of patients it sees for non abortion reasons is on the decline. But you would never suspect that with the kind of language that Richards uses when talking about the subject.

Here is what Richards had to say, according to the Washington Times:

Cecile Richards, speaking at a “State of Our Union” forum in Washington, which coincided with President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress, said women have “beaten the odds by protecting access to affordable health care for millions of Americans and ensuring that Planned Parenthood’s doors are still open all across the United States of America.”

Ms. Richards said the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers have tried to use “the power of the state to deny women health care” and “their right to an abortion.”

“All I can say is come for us and we are going to come back roaring twice as strong next time,” Mrs. Richards said. “This is serious business because we have seen what happens when the power of the state is used against us.”

“If the government won’t change, we will change the government,” she said. “The good news is, like never before, women are the most powerful political force in this country.”

Richards expanded political advocacy at Planned Parenthood. Her background was in politics, not health care. Previously, she worked for pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the liberal advocacy group America Votes. She is the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

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During her tenure, Planned Parenthood saw huge drops in patient numbers and actual health services and scandal after scandal involving aborted baby body parts trafficking and sexual abuse cover-ups.

At the same time, the abortion chain reaped in record profits, including billions in taxpayer funding, and maintained a corner on the American abortion market. It ramped up its political advocacy and attacked numerous efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion.

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.