Cecile Richards: We ‘cried and clapped’ over SCOTUS’ Texas abortion decision
August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — If you think it's mean to call Cecile Richards the abortion queen, maybe you haven’t heard the latest from The Washington Post on the Planned Parenthood CEO.
In a Style section piece in Tuesday's edition on Richards, she described her emotions when the news came down in late June that the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the pro-abortion movement in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, ruling that restrictions on abortion in Texas were an “undue burden” for women.
Richards received a text from her daughter after the decision was announced, bolted out of her office at Planned Parenthood headquarters in New York and joyously cried and clapped her hands along with her staff. Yes, they shed tears of joy over a verdict that would facilitate the killing of unborn children.
“It was a little bit unreal,” she told the Post.
The SCOTUS decision and the Democratic presidential candidacy of impassioned abortion supporter Hillary Clinton have emboldened the 59-year-old Richards and Planned Parenthood to continue pushing their agenda forward — not only to elect Clinton but to expand abortion and government funding for it.
Clinton has promised to proliferate contraception and abortion services to a level never seen in the United States if she’s elected in November, and she has a bedfellow in Richards, who delivered a key address at the Democratic National Convention last month and sat next to former President Bill Clinton in his box during the DNC.
The Post’s headline summed up the confident Richards’ agenda.
“The abortion rights movement is bolder than it’s been in years. That’s Cecile Richards’ plan.”
Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, agrees that Richards' goals are aggressive, telling the Post: “I think Cecile Richards has now become the puppetmaster for Democrats in Congress. There is no doubt that Cecile Richards wants to influence a President Clinton and control the Supreme Court.”