There is no end to my disdain for many a person in the public eye, and my readers will probably know this from following me for just one week. There is one that has a special place in deepest recesses of the blackest part of my heart, and it’s a woman named Cecile Richards.
Many of you already know her as the director of Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant. I like to refer to her as the most unelected official in America.
She who gets half a billion dollars a year from the taxpayers to not only carry out the most vile practice in the world, but also use her industry as a partisan influence in politics as she stands on a soapbox to tell those same taxpayers they’re bad for not getting on board with her views, as her “non-profit” sold off baby parts.
This woman is responsible for the deaths of over 300,000 children a year.
So naturally, CafeMom wanted to recognize her by counting her among the “moms who inspire,” and sat down with Richards for a Q&A that dripped with pre-prepared puff piece propaganda. You can read the entire interview if you’d like – if you can stomach it – but there were a few parts that really caught my eye.
One part in particular was brought to my attention by LifeNews.com, where Richards said “I’ve always been interested in social justice, and there is no more fundamental injustice than the lack of access to health care.”
I can think of a few things off the top of my head that are more of a fundamental injustice than something that’s not even remotely a fundamental injustice. Slavery, racial segregation, mandatory U2 albums on iTunes, and slaughter of the unborn to name just a few. It strikes me that Richards puts everything – and I mean everything – below abortion, or as she likes to call it, “women’s health,” or “reproductive health.”
This includes your rights. Like in the instance of Hobby Lobby, where Richards flat out lied in order to push the narrative that Hobby Lobby was attempting strip birth control from women, when that wasn’t even remotely true. They still provided birth control, just not specific kinds…the kinds that caused abortions.
Despite this being an obvious fact, Richards spun lie after lie in an attempt to sway the public into a frenzy that would make sure the fight to keep businesses under the thumb of government – which would then in turn mandate birth control that you could get at Planned Parenthood – good and strong. Essentially, Richards wants you, business owners and taxpayers, to keep her business booming, and she’ll boldly lie in order to accomplish that goal. Especially if it means stripping you of your religious rights to do so, as Christians are the primary group standing in the way of her lobbying.
She believes in social justice so long as it keeps Planned Parenthood deep in the black with your forced tribute.
There’s also a bit in the CafeMom interview where Richards talks about taking a financial hit because she signed on as President of Planned Parenthood. She plays it off like she’s doing this, not for the money, but for the public good.
What is one piece of advice from your mom that will always stick with you?
She encouraged me to take this job at Planned Parenthood. Mom had a lot of good advice, but the most memorable for me was that public service was a noble calling.
She told me, “You could go somewhere else and make a lot of money, perhaps with less stress. But you will never have the kind of reward you get when someone looks you in the eye and says, ‘Thank you for making my life better.’”
I am so honored to feel that gratitude from our patients, supporters, volunteers, and staff every single day at Planned Parenthood.
What she’s not telling you is that her “noble calling” nets her a $590,928 salary. That’s over half a million dollars a year to kill children, lie about services Planned Parenthood provides, and lobby the government to strip your rights so Sally can have birth control.
Oh, and this is a 40% increase in pay since 2011, even though Planned Parenthood’s business is on the decline.
There’s a man getting shot at in the line of duty, and another man currently running into a burning building right now who don’t make a quarter that much. I’d also like to remind you once again that half a billion of your taxpayer dollars are going to this organization.
She finishes the interview with something that I can only assume was designed to make people cringe. Upon being asked about her own abortion…
You have been vocal about your own abortion. Why do you think it’s important for women (many of whom are moms) to talk about it in a pragmatic way?
The majority of women who have abortions are mothers already. In fact, often being a mother already factors into a woman’s decision to have an abortion when thinking through what is best for her and her family. I had an abortion when I already had my three children. My husband and I had decided that our family was complete.
Then finishes by answering this question, I assume, with a straight face.
What do you think is your greatest accomplishment?
My children are the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.
I just imagine her family photo. She and her husband, and three grinning children underfoot. There were supposed to be four, maybe a little girl in a pink dress, with a flower in her hair. But Cecile Richards thought that kid was inconvenient, so she had to go.
I put it lightly. She had to die.
And she’s proud of this. She thinks its great that she had the ability to kill her own child, then turns around and says that her children are the best think she’s ever done with her life.
If children are the highlight of her life, how does she square taking away that joy from so many? How does she justify looking into the smiling eyes of her own children that have allegedly made her so happy, and preside over an organization that rips children like these from the womb, where if they don’t die via the process, they die soon after.
This woman is horrifying. A walking, talking terror film that consistently appears as a celebrated individual in my news feeds. My heart breaks whenever she opens her mouth, because every word that comes out means more children will die. But what is horrifying for the average person is something Cecile Richards views as success, and goodness.
I wish I was being hyperbolic when I say that this woman is the modern day representation of pure evil, but I’m not sure I’m properly conveying the full extent of how awful she is.