Planned Parenthood president stands up to Trump: ‘We will never give up’ abortion
NEW YORK, New York, May 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood Federation President Cecile Richards spelled out for a women’s gathering this week that the nation’s largest abortion chain is not planning to loosen its clutch on legalized abortion on demand.
Richards was honored at the New York Women’s Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebrating Women Breakfast held this week in Manhattan.
In her remarks, Richards alluded to "thousands of clinicians and escorts and doctors and staff who got up this morning and walked through picket lines all across this country to provide healthcare to women in America, including safe and legal abortion. And we will never give that up."
She also thanked Planned Parenthood’s customer base.
The honorees all spoke of the common theme of optimism, Elle reported.
Still, there was an apparent predisposition toward abortion and the same radical feminist element displayed at the pro-abortion protest that occurred in January in Washington, D.C. Numerous other liberal movements had jumped in to take advantage of the abortion industry having planned that event.
Elle’s coverage on the women’s breakfast event Thursday spoke of “a government seemingly hell bent on stripping away rights from women, immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.” And said of the event, “the message was clear: We refuse to be pessimistic, but we also refuse to back down.”
There was also a nod to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a fervent abortion supporter.
In her opening address for the event, New York Women’s Foundation Honorary Chair Abigail Disney proposed a future where she can "wear a pin saying 'I Voted For Hillary's Daughter.'" The comments received great applause.
Richards told the gathering that women, as always, have led the resistance.
"The day that speaker Paul Ryan announced that he was going to not only repeal the ACA but start blocking the millions of patients from coming to Planned Parenthood, you could not get a call into Congress," she said. "And one of the studies I've read has said that of the thousands of calls going into Congress to resist, 86 percent are being made by women."
Richards urged women in attendance to keep calling their representatives, going to town hall meetings, and supporting women-run organizations.
She closed by saying of the fight to keep abortion legal, “"We've got an enormously long road ahead of us, but we are doing this with joy and love."
Richards has sent the same message of refusal to give up her organization’s abortion business in previous comments.
When President Trump offered to work to maintain, or possibly increase Planned Parenthood’s millions of dollars in annual federal funding if the abortion behemoth would cease performing abortion, Richards said the proposal was "obscene and insulting."