Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Says Best Mother's Day Gift is Donation for Abortion
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.
OMG....I thought this was Scrappleface....
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What a sick twisted bi***. If abortion is so great, how come she kept one of her kids??
I'll bet she's one of those people who loves to spout the numbers of war dead...
But this is just fine.
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.
Happy Mother’s Day, I aborted your grandchild!
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."
“I enjoy my irony, but not that much.”
Aren’t these the same people who protest outside of prisons where an execution is taking place??? Murder the baby but save the criminal .....
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.
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.”
“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.
These beasts truly have diseased souls...if they still have their souls.
"Pooooooorrrr Cecile". She can't hep it. She was born with a defective gene that affects her brain."
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.
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