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Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother's Day Gift is Donation for Abortion
Life News ^ | 5/7/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/07/2008 3:10:34 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, has a message for moms: send us more money. Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sent out a fund-raising request this week one pro-life advocate says is grotesque.

Richards honored mother's day by sharing part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-abortion views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

"It's true that I have had lots of rewarding moments in my career. So did my mother," Cecile wrote in the email LifeNews.com obtained. "But knowing that my daughter is carrying on the legacy of fighting that my mother passed to me trumps 'em all."

Richard couldn't wait until the third paragraph of her Mother's Day letter to PPFA supporters to ask them to open their wallets.

"This Mother's Day, I'm honoring that legacy with a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Mother's Day gift. Join me," she wrote.

"You can help with a gift to Planned Parenthood Federation of America today in honor of your mother or daughter, and on behalf of all the women," she added.

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek called Richard's exploitation of Mother's Day for pro-abortion money-making purposes "grotesque" and said she couldn't believe Richards would stoop to "using her dead mother and daughter as props."

"This pathetic woman is so psychologically and emotionally invested in abortion she has no semblance of conscience left," Stanek said. "If and when she has grandchildren, I'm sure she'll use them too."

Richards said passing on her pro-abortion mantra to her daughter Hannah and her younger children Lily and Daniel is "the best gift any mother can give her children."

"My mom did that for me and my siblings. And I've worked to do that for [my children]," she wrote.

In the email, Richards also admitted that promoting abortion was more important to her mother than even promoting equal rights for African-Americans.

"In all of my mother's activism — from the civil rights movement to the ERA — nothing meant more to her," she said.

"I'm proud that, as the leader of Planned Parenthood, I get the opportunity every day to carry forward work that honors her and honors all who came before her," Richards concluded.

"And, I'm proud that my own children carry on that legacy. That's what it's all about, isn't it?"

Stanek said abortion advocates can leave no legacy to children and grandchildren because they've been responsible for the deaths of 50 million of them.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; mothersday; plannedparenthood; prolife
This is beyond repulsive.
1 posted on 05/07/2008 3:12:09 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 05/07/2008 3:12:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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OMG....I thought this was Scrappleface....


3 posted on 05/07/2008 3:13:18 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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4 posted on 05/07/2008 3:13:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Oxymoron ALERT!


5 posted on 05/07/2008 3:14:23 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: wagglebee

What a sick twisted bi***. If abortion is so great, how come she kept one of her kids??


6 posted on 05/07/2008 3:14:54 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: Biggirl
Can you believe this woman?
7 posted on 05/07/2008 3:15:47 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: wagglebee
Oh, this is just sick.

I'll bet she's one of those people who loves to spout the numbers of war dead...

But this is just fine.

8 posted on 05/07/2008 3:17:29 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Allegra

More Americans die in abortuaries EVERY TWO DAYS than have died in the war on terror and that includes the deaths of 9/11/01.


9 posted on 05/07/2008 3:19:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Happy Mother’s Day, I aborted your grandchild!


10 posted on 05/07/2008 3:20:18 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: wagglebee

Ms. Richards worked as deputy chief of staff for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

She created and directed a national pro-choice ID project for the Turner Foundation

During the political ascendancy of the religious right in the 1990s, Ms. Richards formed the Texas Freedom Network (TFN) to combat the anti-choice, radical policy agenda of the extreme right in Texas. The work of TFN has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Mother Jones, and other national publications.

Ms. Richards began her career organizing low-wage garment workers on the Rio Grande border. Her years as a union organizer included directing the "Justice for Janitors" campaign in Los Angeles, CA

She served as a guest speaker to the European Union on the issue of religious fundamentalism

She is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union, and has three teenage children. She lives in New York City.

When husband Kirk took a job as organizing director for the AFL-CIO in Washington, Cecile moved with her family in 1998 and took a job at the Turner Foundation for media mogul and abortion propagandist Ted Turner. Her job, Richards told TM, was "to help build the infrastructure of the choice movement in America." In that job, TM says, Richards "worked closely with organizations like Planned Parenthood and distributed grant money around the country."

11 posted on 05/07/2008 3:22:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wagglebee

“I enjoy my irony, but not that much.”
-O. Henry


12 posted on 05/07/2008 3:22:57 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Maybe next year...I guess...Let's Go Sharks!)
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To: wagglebee

Aren’t these the same people who protest outside of prisons where an execution is taking place??? Murder the baby but save the criminal .....


13 posted on 05/07/2008 3:23:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: wagglebee

Cecile Richards, 48, is a former union and political organizer, liberal watchdog over the social conservative movement and now president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“One thing she always taught me,” Richards said of her mother, “is you just can’t be afraid of failing. You have got to take risks.”

Richards’ political genes also come from her father, David Richards, a labor and civil rights attorney in Texas.

she organized nursing home employees in East Texas and hotel workers in New Orleans, where she met her husband, Kirk Adams, then a fellow union organizer.

Richards also became founder and president of America Votes, a coalition of more than 30 national groups that spent about $350 million during the 2004 presidential campaign.

However, Richards is concerned about the efforts by abortion opponents.

Richards is bracing for the fight.

“The extent to which we have been dragged into politics is the extent we need to keep access available for women and teens who are looking for services,” she said.


14 posted on 05/07/2008 3:26:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wagglebee

CECILE RICHARDS, the new and instantly embattled president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, would like those retro “folks” — her word — intent on knocking her organization, and the entire abortion rights movement, off the map to know she takes after her maternal grandmother.

“I think it’s going to be extremely hard for the average American to realize now that these people are talking about criminalizing abortion,” she sputters. “The folks who spend every day trying to put Planned Parenthood out of business are very political, very conservative, and they have an unbelievably sympathetic president and administration in Washington. Maybe it will be a bit of a wake-up call to everybody else in this country — is this a right that women have, or is this a right that politicians can take away?”

In her previous jobs as president of America Votes, a coalition of 30 liberal-leaning national organizations that spent $350 million on political activities in 2004, co-founder of America Coming Together, a political action committee created to challenge the Bush administration, and president of Pro-Choice Vote during the 2000 election cycle, she pushed for a different electoral result. America Votes survived the 2004 election, she says, but its candidates did not: “Operation Successful, Patient Died.”


15 posted on 05/07/2008 3:30:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wagglebee

“Richards said passing on her pro-abortion mantra to her daughter Hannah and her younger children Lily and Daniel is “the best gift any mother can give her children.”

The derangement of the left is breathtaking.

No, Madaam, the best gift any mother can give her children is LIFE and LOVE.

PPFA is the Culture of Death.


16 posted on 05/07/2008 3:34:07 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (Conservative from birth...Republican no more.)
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To: wagglebee

These beasts truly have diseased souls...if they still have their souls.


17 posted on 05/07/2008 3:34:10 PM PDT by DGHoodini ("I never did believe you much, anyway...")
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To: wagglebee
Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother's Day Gift is Donation for Abortion

NASTY SKANK.

18 posted on 05/07/2008 3:39:44 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: wagglebee
Cecile Richards, daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

"Pooooooorrrr Cecile". She can't hep it. She was born with a defective gene that affects her brain."

19 posted on 05/07/2008 3:53:37 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: wagglebee
These people have lost all connection to rationality, reality, and natural instinct. What tormented lives they must live.

While I agree with Ms. Stanek, I would have gone further to say that Richards and all those like her are psychologically and emotionally vacant. There is none of either trait in them.

20 posted on 05/07/2008 4:01:02 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: wagglebee

These people are mentally ill.


21 posted on 05/07/2008 4:03:12 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: wagglebee

Agreed. It takes a truly low and sick person to dishonor Mother’s Day with something this vile.


22 posted on 05/07/2008 4:09:30 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: kcvl

Good thing for Cecile that her mother didn’t choose abortion.


23 posted on 05/07/2008 4:10:24 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: wagglebee

Anti-Mothers Day.

From Ann Richards’ daughter.


24 posted on 05/07/2008 4:32:21 PM PDT by WOSG (Gameplan: Obama beats Hillary, McCain beats Obama, conservatives beat RINOs)
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To: wagglebee

This disgusting act, unfortunately, does not surprise me.

They kill babies. What can we expect from them?


25 posted on 05/07/2008 4:32:49 PM PDT by hepatoma
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To: wagglebee

Read Margaret Sanger’s autobiography.


26 posted on 05/07/2008 4:43:15 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (So many books, so little time!)
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To: wagglebee

>> “And, I’m proud that my own children carry on that legacy. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?”

Uh, no.


27 posted on 05/07/2008 4:53:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Isn’t it ironic how the pro-aborts refer to the Constitution as a “living” document.)
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To: wagglebee
Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother's Day Gift is Donation for Abortion

OK...Now it's gone from simply ironic to outright farcical; truly deserving of the term 'perverse.'

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.
28 posted on 05/07/2008 5:55:56 PM PDT by Das Outsider ("A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."--G.K. Chesterton)
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To: wagglebee
Last year the gay community wanted Mother's Day eliminated. They claimed it was discrimination to have a day honoring Mothers.

When is the Liberals' spaceship gonna come and take them away?

29 posted on 05/07/2008 6:08:13 PM PDT by mtg
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To: SkyDancer
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said: "Look Honey, another "pro-lifer" who is for war."

How mentally ill does one have to be not to be able to distinguish between an Innocent and a Terrorist?
30 posted on 05/08/2008 5:07:45 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


31 posted on 05/08/2008 5:21:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

Incredible. These people ooze evil from every pore in their bodies.


32 posted on 05/08/2008 5:30:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: wagglebee
Richards honored mother's day by sharing part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-abortion views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.


33 posted on 07/10/2008 5:46:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: mtg
Last year the gay community wanted Mother's Day eliminated. They claimed it was discrimination to have a day honoring Mothers.


34 posted on 07/10/2008 5:51:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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