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Planned Parenthood President: My Childrens’ Lives Began at Delivery, Not Conception
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/28/2014 4:21:15 PM PST by Morgana

Despite its status as the nation’s biggest abortion business, Planned Parenthood very rarely talks about abortion — and it almost never talks about the development of unborn children.

The abortion giant essentially admitted long ago that science was not on its side in the abortion debate, since basic biological facts of fetal development and the advent of 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds clearly depict a human being growing and developing in the womb before birth.

cecilerichards20Yet, in a new interview with Fusion TV’s America with Jorge Ramos, Richards talked about the question of when life begins. Although science makes it certain that life begins at conception or fertilization, Richards attempts to explain it away by saying it’s just not relevant to abortion.

“For you, when does life start? When does a human being become a human being?” Ramos asked during the interview.

“This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries,” she said.

“But for you, what’s that point?” Ramos continued.

“It is not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”

“But why would it be so controversial for you to say when you think life starts?” Ramos said.

“I don’t know that it’s controversial. I don’t know that it’s really relevant to the conversation,” the head of the abortion company said, later adding “I’m the mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them.”

Richards goes on to say that her own children “‘probably” been “the most important thing in my life ever since.”

“But that was my own personal, that’s my own personal decision,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; plannedparenthood; prolife

1 posted on 02/28/2014 4:21:15 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Have to disagree.

A person’s life begins the moment it can be ended by another person.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 4:23:25 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Morgana

3 posted on 02/28/2014 4:25:44 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: chris37
A person’s life begins the moment it can be ended by another person.

Thanks Chris. Profound and succinct. That goes into my hall of fame.

4 posted on 02/28/2014 4:26:44 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Morgana

What, her baby never kicked?


5 posted on 02/28/2014 4:27:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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6 posted on 02/28/2014 4:27:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Morgana
Uh huh, Ok, then, Ms Richards, what was your child 5 minutes before delivery? An hour? A week? Nine months prior?
7 posted on 02/28/2014 4:27:49 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Smokin' Joe

Did she have a baby shower? If it wasn’t a baby until it was born, what did she call it before then?


8 posted on 02/28/2014 4:28:29 PM PST by JeffChrz (2014--still the best idiots money can buy.)
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To: Morgana
Leftists everywhere should be enraged ... Planned Parenthood (sic) is ANTI-science!

Conception to birth -- visualized

9 posted on 02/28/2014 4:29:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: chris37
A person’s life begins the moment it can be ended by another person.

Well said.

10 posted on 02/28/2014 4:35:14 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: JeffChrz
what did she call it before then?

A nine month inconvenience. After all she couldn't drink, smoke or do yoga or pilates.

11 posted on 02/28/2014 4:35:48 PM PST by doc1019
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To: JeffChrz

Maybe she had a ‘lump of tissue’ shower.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 4:36:28 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Morgana
“It is not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”

Lady--facts which are determined through objective scientific observation and experimentation are not subject to personal interpretation. If it is raining outside, I cannot make the rain cease to exist because there is no room for rain in my personal world.

The nervous system begins to form at 3 weeks after conception. By 5 weeks, the brain has taken on its role as master controller of the body. Inherent in that role is the ability to feel and experience input from outside the body. In other words, those children your organization so gleefully kills are quite able to feel the pain of being crushed, dismembered, etc.--regardless of their mother's personal belief system.

13 posted on 02/28/2014 4:37:12 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Morgana

More anti-science liberalism.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 4:40:06 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Former Fetus

“...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Good graphic.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 4:42:16 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: JeffChrz

somehow the idea of anyones holding a Fetus Conceptus Shower isnt very appealing...

what sort of gifts does one bring to such an event?


16 posted on 02/28/2014 4:43:53 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: JeffChrz

Right! Ask her how often she had pre-natal care?? And the steps she took to make sure her child was delivered safely...


17 posted on 02/28/2014 4:48:05 PM PST by Navy_Air (I get my news from Freerepublic)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Well you know, I believe that this needs to be spoken about accurately.

Otherwise we lose sight of what it is we are actually doing by lying to ourselves.

Let’s just take a hypothetical example of Baby Ann who was conceived on February 28, 2014 and was aborted March 1, 2014.

Her lifespan was one day. It can be written on her tombstone.

Her life began the exact moment it was capable of being ended by someone else.

Telling ourselves that her life didn’t begin until she exits the womb is a delusion I think.

Whether or not we have to answer for ending that life legally in this world has no bearing on whether or not we have to answer for it to our Creator morally in the next.

Just because we tell ourselves we aren’t doing what we are doing doesn’t mean we are not in fact doing what we are doing.

Abortion is indeed the snuffing out of life no matter what time it is done. That is the reality of it.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 4:48:17 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Morgana
she said. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”

So, Mary Lou decides her children's life begins at 12 months, then strangles them at 6 months because they were just ruining her life. A la Casey Anthony.

I'm not going to look it up, but it seems to me that a woman in the UK can kill her baby up to 2 years of age and suffer no prosecution if she claims post partum depression.

19 posted on 02/28/2014 4:52:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: JeffChrz
If it wasn’t a baby until it was born, what did she call it before then?

Terd because it has as much value.

Also, if they believe that, then no individual can be "born gay." If gestation has no significance, then patterning in the environment can be the only determination.

20 posted on 02/28/2014 4:55:29 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Morgana

A shameless liar, and a moron. A perfect fit for that degenerate organization.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 4:56:21 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Morgana

You don’t have to dive into new age philosophy to answer this one. Science tells me that a unique human being is created at conception. My set of values tell me that human life should not be lightly taken.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 5:07:19 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: jocon307; Slyfox
A shameless liar, and a moron. A perfect fit for that degenerate organization.

A perfect fit with the foundress of Satan's 'company' too ... Satan Spoke Through Margaret Sanger (watch video at post #7)

23 posted on 02/28/2014 5:09:53 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

One sick human being, wouldn’t give her as much as my spit if she dropped dead tomorrow for lack of spit.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 5:16:44 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Morgana

Someone might arbitrarily decide that Richards isn’t human yet, and that opinion would be just as valid.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 5:19:46 PM PST by pallis
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To: Morgana
For you, when does life start? When does a human being become a human being?

It should be noted these are two separate questions.

When life starts is a scientific question. It obviously begins at conception.

When that life becomes a human being is a cultural, philosophical, legal and/or religious question.

In most of the ancient world a child did not become a human being, in the sense used here, until the head of the house (or, in Sparta, the State) decided to accept that child and raise it as a member of the household.

In some cultures the baby wasn't considered a person or human being until named.

To my mind the scientific start of a new life is also when a new being with a right to life comes into existence.

But I make that determination on cultural and religious grounds, not scientific ones. This question is not subject to scientific determination.

26 posted on 02/28/2014 5:27:56 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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27 posted on 02/28/2014 5:45:45 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Morgana

How can a child be stillborn, then?


28 posted on 02/28/2014 5:49:39 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: ifinnegan

Yet they will screech and howl about global warming science is settled...idiots


29 posted on 02/28/2014 5:50:48 PM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: chris37
Yo, Chris...

Your are officially on my about page. Congratulations, your 15 minutes has just begun.

30 posted on 02/28/2014 5:54:40 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Smokin' Joe

i don’t know of anyone having funerals for other pieces of their body they’ve had surgically removed. nobody names their tumors either.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 5:59:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

Did she look at ultrasounds of her pregnant womb? Ooohing and Ahhhing? If so, why? They weren’t children yet.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 6:23:00 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Morgana

“I’m the mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them.”

Tell them that and see what kind of nursing home you end up in.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 6:30:08 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: Morgana

So, this guy believes in spontaneous generation. My high school biology teacher debunked that theory. This guy is nothing less than a lying POS, and a dumb one at that.


34 posted on 02/28/2014 6:38:36 PM PST by CdMGuy
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Skank promoting the killing of nascent human life for $$$.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 6:56:40 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

she said. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”

In other words, play God with another person’s life. That other person being her own child . . .

It just doesn’t get anymore gruesome than that.


36 posted on 02/28/2014 7:02:37 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: VRW Conspirator

/bow


37 posted on 02/28/2014 7:04:18 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Morgana

Well, libtards, if life only begins at birth, we’ll just cut off funding for pre-birth pregnancy care.....


38 posted on 02/28/2014 10:44:24 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Morgana
“This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries,” she said.

Only by liberals trying to justify abortion.

“It is not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”

Human life is not based on a subjective decision. It's based on science which says life begins at conception.

39 posted on 03/01/2014 12:27:12 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: chris37
A person’s life begins the moment it can be ended by another person.

Amen!

40 posted on 03/01/2014 12:27:36 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Morgana
Isn't she Ann Richards daughter??? What an EVIL, VILE person she is.

I'll bet her kids are HAPPY to be ALIVE....glad they were "convenient" for her or they would be GONERS!

41 posted on 03/01/2014 3:05:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Morgana

So, he’s claiming that what began as a vaginal bowel movement was miraculously transformed into the birth of a live baby? Amazing how dead waste matter can suddenly spring to life - totally supports a Godless evolution....


42 posted on 03/01/2014 5:17:56 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Morgana

That’s funny! I was under the impression that their view was that babies come with a warranty period when they can be gotten rid of.


43 posted on 03/01/2014 6:30:47 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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