Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards attacked President Donald Trump and his family again this week in an interview with CNN.
Richards, speaking about her new book “Make Trouble,” claimed the Trump administration is “the worst for women that I’ve seen in my lifetime,” according to The Hill.
Specifically, she went after Ivanka Trump for not wholeheartedly supporting the abortion industry and the $500 million tax dollars it receives annually.
Here’s more from the report:
“What would you say to [Ivanka Trump], as a strong woman leader to a strong Republican woman leader, that she should be doing that she’s not doing right now in the White House?” Jones asked.
“Well, I mean, pretty much anything. I feel like right now, she’s the daughter of the president but putting that aside she is actually one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, and federal employees. My understanding is that her portfolio is ‘women,’ ” Richards said.
“There are a number of places I feel she could be making an impact, but we are seeing this administration is the worst for women that I’ve seen in my lifetime.”
Richards has been targeting the young female leader ever since news broke about their meeting in 2017. The young Trump proposed a reasonable suggestion to Richards: Give up your most controversial service – the one you say is just a small part of your organization — and we’ll support the hundreds of millions of tax dollars that you receive.
That “service” was aborting unborn babies, but Richards refused. She even called the suggestion of stopping abortions “obscene and insulting.”
What Trump and her husband suggested was quite reasonable. After all, Planned Parenthood claims abortions are only 3 percent of what it does. With its morally abhorrent practices gone – or at least completely separated from its health care services, Planned Parenthood would not have to battle for tax funding anymore. And it would be able to dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to the health care services that it loves to tout – things like birth control, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings and well-women exams.
But Richards and her supporters in the news media have been trying to make the Trump couple look bad by throwing around terms like “bribe” and “threat” in reference to the meeting.
Newsbusters wrote about Richards’ attack on Ivanka Trump in her book:
“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 [to abortion].”
As president, Trump has kept his promises to pro-life voters, many of whom are white evangelical Christians. He defunded the international arm of Planned Parenthood and cut millions of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood through the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.
In 2017, he also signed a law to overturn a rule under pro-abortion President Barack Obama that forced states to fund the abortion business Planned Parenthood.
He created a new division within the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to protect religious freedom and conscience rights. This is especially important to medical workers and business owners who object to abortion and other life-destroying acts.
Other accomplishments include nominating numerous pro-life leaders to key political roles and judicial seats.
In January, Trump became the first president to address the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
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.
Richards announced plans to resign from Planned Parenthood in January.