Abortion and cherry pies: that’s what Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards does best. According to People magazine, she is the “Wonder Woman” of abortion rights.
The interview, posted on People on July 12, called the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation a “passionately committed dynamo” who is “marshaling thousands in the battle” for lots of abortions.
The headline fawned, "Planned Parenthood’s Wonder Woman: Cecile Richards Is Fighting to Save Health Care for Millions – and Makes a Mean Cherry Pie."
Of course she is battling Trump and his administration, which has threatened to defund Planned Parenthood. “This White House has been worse for women than any administration in my lifetime,” Richards said. The article reiterated the same old propaganda that the institution saves lives and provides healthcare for 2.5 million men and women every year.
Sure, a lot of men must need abortions. The statistic from 2015 was that Planned Parenthood performed 113 abortions for every one adoption referral. Even though both the article and the activists stated over and over again that federal funds aren’t being used for abortions, abortions are the main reason Planned Parenthood exists. All the other “reproductive health-care” provided by Planned Parenthood pales in comparison to the number of abortions provided.
Somehow, People tried to depict Richards as a perfect party host, “rallying millions around a health care vote as smoothly as she recently organized a party for 100 -- complete with Velveeta queso dip and margaritas.”
The author wanted to make Cecile Richards the feminist Martha Stewart with a penchant for abortion rights. Regardless of her family of three, Richards made sure the readers knew about her own abortion. However, “a woman shouldn’t have to tell their most private reproductive stories just to keep our rights.”
Richards wanted a more feminist government, of course: “Until we have more people in office who can get pregnant, we will continue to have these fights.” Um, there are 104 women currently in Congress, out of 535 total seats, as of 2017. The majority of these women are Democrat and decidedly pro-choice. But why let facts get in the way of a liberal talking point?