Cecile Richards may not be the head of America’s largest abortion business anymore, but she has kept herself in the spotlight as a political abortion activist.
This week, she was in Michigan urging young adults to vote in the upcoming midterm elections and campaigning for pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Witmer, according to Michigan Daily.
Richards, who brags she has “a penchant for saying things that piss people off,” recently told people to “stay angry” at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and use that anger to vote for pro-abortion candidates in November.
“Knitting your pussy hat, fantastic,” Richards told students Wednesday at the University of Michigan. “Showing up with hilarious signs, drinking wine with your friends and writing irate postcards to Mitch McConnell is good therapy. But voting and actually building political power that lasts is … so that’s kind of what I’m interested in. How do we take this moment, and make it a movement?”
Her speech was sponsored by the university College Democrats, according to the local news.
Here’s more from the report:
To enact this change, Richards urged students to get out into the community and register people to vote. In response to a question about how to talk to people with opposite beliefs, Richards said while engaging with the other side is important, the focus should be on increasing the voter base.
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“Right now, if the people in this room just focused on students and other folks who are registered to vote but who do not vote in midterms, your job is done,” Richards said.
Abortion activists are hoping for big political wins in November. Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List alone are spending more than $50 million to back pro-abortion candidates in the midterm elections.
But grassroots pro-life groups, including the Susan B. Anthony List and National Right to Life Committee, also are working hard to reach millions of voters.
So much is at stake. If pro-lifers win a few more seats in the U.S. Senate and maintain their majority in the House, lawmakers could pass significant abortion restrictions and measures to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, among other life-saving efforts. A few losses could bring pro-abortion Democrats back into power.
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.