When more than 300,000 women take parenting advice from Planned Parenthood every year, they end up the parents of dead children.
Yet, somehow Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is being hailed as a go-to expert for parental advice.
This week, the Dallas Morning News ran an excerpt from Richards’ new book, “Make Trouble,” featuring her top 10 parenting tips.
Richards and her husband have three living children and at least one more who was aborted.
“Parenting isn’t for everyone, and I will fight to my last breath to protect every person’s right to decide whether to have children. But raising our three kids — Lily, Hannah and Daniel — is, bar none, the absolute best thing I’ve ever done,” Richards wrote.
Most of her tips involved her life-long political advocacy and her children’s involvement from a very young age. The daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, she said she could not count on her mother to help watch the children. Instead, her kids grew up “at the campaign office.”
1.“Child-rearing is a team sport”
Nothing could have prepared me for how humbling the experience of parenting would be. The biggest lesson I’ve learned from raising three kids is that you never do it on your own.
I was slightly jealous of folks who had grandparents who would take the kids for a week — or even for a night! My mom often reminded us, “I’m not the baking-cookies kind of grandma.”
Fortunately we had other options. Lily grew up at the campaign office, surrounded by a clan of staff and volunteers. Our three kids, like most, were raised by a community that influenced them at least as much as their parents did.
Richards made no secret of raising her children to be pro-abortion political activists. She said she prayed that her children would not grow up to become “a right-wing fanatic … — every progressive parent’s nightmare.” This was her example of how children sometimes stray from their parents’ teachings, through no fault of the parents.
Later, Richards bragged about how her children did grow up to be the political activists she had hoped.
SUPPORT PRO-LIFE NEWS! Please help LifeNews.com with a donation to share the pro-life message
9. Nothing is more motivating than seeing generational progress through your kids’ eyes.
Having a mom who worked for Planned Parenthood came in handy for my kids more than once. At the very least, by the time they were in high school, our apartment was where one could always find condoms.
It was also Planned Parenthood that provided the twins their first organizing opportunities. In 2011, when Congress turned on us and the efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood really took off in Washington (with a little help from Congressman Mike Pence, who will always have a special place in my heart), both Hannah and Daniel were in college.
Hannah called me, agitated. “Everyone at school is really upset about this defunding of Planned Parenthood, but I don’t really know what to do. We just have to do something.”
“How about you organize something on campus?” I suggested. The next week I got a notice that the students at Wesleyan were holding a rally of support for Planned Parenthood. I knew right away: that was Hannah.
All three of Richards’ children are political activists. Her oldest works for the pro-abortion lawmaker who prosecuted David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade.