Hollywood displayed its love affair with abortion Sunday at the Oscars by featuring the president of the largest abortion chain in America on stage.
Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, was one of 10 activists invited to stand on stage during Andra Day and Common’s performance Sunday night at the Oscars, Blavity reports.
Richards and the others wore black as Common and Day sang their Oscar-nominated “Stand Up for Something.” The song urges people to resist violence and racism and to protect women’s rights – which, in the eyes of many Hollywood celebrities, means abortion on demand up to birth.
“It has never been more important to stand up for something: for social and criminal and EQUAL justice, for women’s rights, for civil rights, for human rights. From Syria, to Puerto Rico, to #StandingRock. #Oscars #Oscars90,” the abortion chain tweeted Sunday night.
“I stand for peace love and women’s rights.” – @Common
It has never been more important to stand up for something: for social and criminal and EQUAL justice, for women’s rights, for civil rights, for human rights. From Syria, to Puerto Rico, to #StandingRock. #Oscars #Oscars90
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) March 5, 2018
One of the things that made Richards’ appearance so ironic is Planned Parenthood’s claim that its primary function is health care for low-income and minority patients. Yet, Richards repeatedly has shown Planned Parenthood to be a elitist, well-connected abortion giant whose support comes from the most wealthy, privileged people on earth, not the people it claims to serve.
Planned Parenthood’s top leader parties with celebrities and politicians while enjoying posh Manhattan offices, flattering media attention and a nearly $1 million-a-year salary running the “non-profit.”
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood’s actual services to low-income and minority Americans have been declining rapidly. In the past decade, Planned Parenthood’s own reports show huge drops in patient numbers and actual health services. The abortion chain claims to be a key woman’s health care provider, but it does not provide any mammograms and almost no prenatal care or adoption services.
Its abortion numbers – averaging about 320,000 a year – have remained steady, though, even as abortion rates dropped to historic lows throughout the U.S. And Planned Parenthood has closed dozens of rural non-abortion health care facilities to focus instead on big, money-making city abortion clinics.
Planned Parenthood may be able to count celebrities and some of the richest old white men in the world as its friends. Its CEO may parade herself around on award shows and show off her baking skills in glossy magazines.
But all of this wealth and fame cannot hide the hideous truth: Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion chain that is dedicated to killing unborn babies and keeping abortion legal and easily available for any reason up to birth.