Antagonism towards pro-lifers from the abortion lobby is nothing new. Andrew Cuomo notoriously said that pro-lifers are not welcome in the state of New York, for example. And Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards showed the utter contempt she has for pro-lifers in a new interview with pro-abortion sympathizer Jill Filipovic for Cosmopolitan magazine, in which she says that she wants to make pro-life candidates “completely unacceptable”. Newsbuster’s reports:
For a Dec. 8 piece, Cosmopolitan’s senior political writer Jill Filipovic interviewed Cecile Richards, president of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, on “where the pro-choice movement is headed next year.” Richards admitted her organization wants to “make it completely unacceptable” for “someone who opposes women’s rights” to run for office.
At Filipovic’s prompting, Richards gushed, “[I]t was pretty amazing to me that in all the competitive races across the country [in 2014], I didn’t see any candidate, Republican or Democrat, proudly running as an opponent of legal abortion or birth control or even Planned Parenthood.”
We clearly want to move the needle away from the idea that these issues are partisan, because I don’t believe they are, and we want to make it completely unacceptable to run for office as someone who opposes women’s rights or wants to take us backward.
… Also for 2015, Richards highlighted a new rationale for killing babies: the economy. “We can’t be having a conversation about economic security for women and families without talking about women’s access to reproductive health care,” she said.
“Women may not get up every morning thinking about what constitutional rights they have,” she argued, “but they certainly do get up thinking about their health and the health of their families, and that includes reproductive health care.” Yes, nothing says healthy families like infanticide.
Half of all Americans identify as pro-life, but Richards wants to essentially leave those people without a voice, and without someone to represent them in Congress.
And why? Because Richards disagrees with them — oh, and has a little company that relies on hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding each year. But it’s not like Cosmopolitan is about to point out that conflict of interest. Cosmo is helping Planned Parenthood in their mission to eliminate all politicians who don’t think the “right” way, refusing to endorse any candidate who identifies as pro-life, even if they’re liberal women who line up correctly on every other political issue that Cosmo deems important. In return, Planned Parenthood awarded Cosmopolitan a Maggie award, named after founder Margaret Sanger.
Unfortunately for Richards, though, Americans aren’t really backing her up on her claim that the elections were some sort of proof that the country is becoming more pro-abortion, and hostile to pro-lifers. Wendy Davis, arguably the most ardently and well-known pro-abortion politician in this most recent election cycle, lost women by double digits.
Polls also showed that voters who said abortion affected their vote were more likely to be pro-life than pro-abortion. So if she’s holding her breath for pro-life candidates to become unacceptable in an increasingly pro-life country, then she might not want to wait too long. It’s clearly not going to happen anytime soon.