The president of America’s largest abortion provider is taking advantage of her book tour to target the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
On Monday, W magazine published a piece on the “problem of Ivanka Trump” which consisted of an interview between associate editor Stephanie Eckardt and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. Richards elaborated on an off-the-record meeting with Ivanka, which she first detailed in her new memoir, Make Trouble.
In the book, Richards accused Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of “bartering” and “almost” bribing her to halt Planned Parenthood’s abortion “services.” And, to Eckardt, Richards again insisted “I think it really did come down to some kind of political deal that Jared Kushner wanted to make.” A political deal to end the destruction of innocents? The horror.
But then she turned her attention to Ivanka.
“For me, the complexity about Ivanka is that she has two roles,” Richards began. “One is as the president’s daughter, and I know she feels quite committed to defending her father in every way. But she also decided to take a job as one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, and my understanding is that her job is to represent women—and this administration has been terrible for women.”
Her criticism was for the second Ivanka “role.”
“[I]f you’re supposedly in charge of advancing women’s situations in this country, then show up,” Richards scolded (women who don’t fit with the feminist narrative, don’t count). “And for God’s sake, you can’t be trading away women’s rights.”
Then again, she laughed (yes, the story reads “laughs): “I think all of us are somewhat perplexed by the workings of this White House.”
Overall, Richards said, Ivanka was “pretty quiet.”
“The only thing she really said directly, which I absolutely remember, is ‘Well, you have to understand, my father is pro-life,’” Richards admitted. She remembered responding that “his personal feelings do not give him the right to take away a right that women have had in this country for more than 40 years.”
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In the end, Richards said, Planned Parenthood’s “job” is to “represent the people who are counting on us, many of whom unfortunately don’t have a voice in this White House or in this Congress.”
Speaking of silenced voices, the Susan B. Anthony List reports that, there have been “3.8 MILLION lives lost to abortion” under Richard’s leadership. The abortion giant has committed roughly 7.6 million abortions since Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.
Following in the footsteps of many other media outlets, Eckhardt concluded by asking Richards “Do you have any update to another question you’re plagued by, whether you’re planning to run for office?” and “If you were to enter office, would you like to follow in your mother’s footsteps and do so in Texas?”
So far, Richards claims, she doesn’t know. Her memoir comes a month before she plans to step down from her position at Planned Parenthood after 12 years.
According to Planned Parenthood’s most recently published annual report, the organization performed 321,384 abortions and received $543.7 million in “government health services, reimbursements & grants” for the year 2016-2017.