In an interview with Democracy Now, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards said she was encouraged by the recent “Me too” movement in sexual harassment – not because of what it meant for women in the workplace but because she hoped that some of it might rub off on the abortion issue. Indeed, Richards is a big proponent of a would-be culture where instead of hiding their abortions in shame, women will “shout them” from the rooftops and take full ownership of that sweet time in their lives when they killed the life growing inside them for the sake of convenience.
Asked about the sexual harassment scandals, Richards said, “I think there’s some parallels in the reproductive health movement, in that for years women have been ashamed of sharing their own stories, including about abortion, abortion stories, and it is only now that women are sharing them on social media and that they’re being covered in the news as actually part of women’s healthcare.”
Oh, Cecile, abortion has nothing at all to do with women’s healthcare or healthcare of any kind. It is, in fact, the opposite of healthcare. And for you to try to take advantage of this “moment” in our culture to push your obscene agenda just shows what a black soul you really have.
But wait, there’s more!
“The danger is what this administration is doing — and Vice President Mike Pence is the orchestra master on this — of putting people into places of authority that will now repeal and take away women’s rights, where we have actually no public discourse,” she said. “You can look at Health and Human Services now. It has been completely stocked with people who are against not only Planned Parenthood, not only against safe and legal abortion, they’re against birth control now.”
See, Richards unfortunately has it completely backwards. As far as the mainstream media is concerned, it is not abortion advocates who are being shut out of the conversation, it is pro-lifers. And we defy anyone to tell a different story. Pro-life marches are relegated to the back pages while pro-abortion stories and rallies are celebrated with full-color spreads in magazines and newspapers.
This has been a one-sided debate in the media for a long time and THAT’S what Richards is afraid of losing. She’s afraid that it’s finally time for the pro-life comeback. That before too long, we will see both legislation and mainstream discourse that once again highlights the obvious fact that abortion is a sickness from which our country has been suffering for too long.