Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards claimed the GOP has “abandoned” women as she stumped for Hillary Clinton in Nevada.
“The part that is completely baffling to me in particular in this presidential election is the Republican Party have abandoned women and women’s health and women’s rights,” said Richards, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal. “Planned Parenthood was started by Republicans all across the country,” she claimed.
Planned Parenthood has endorsed Clinton in the Democrats’ 2016 primary race. Nevada holds its primary on Feb. 20.
This election is essentially b/w those who want equal rights for women & those who would make them return to 1950s. https://t.co/ECTCV3TX36
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) February 11, 2016
Richards said that pro-life Republican Party leaders are caving to their conservative base in calling for her organization’s defunding.
Clinton, and her supporters from the abortion industry, have continued to promote the feminist narratives that abortion is women’s “healthcare,” that women must be primarily defined by their sexuality, and that their primary “right” is to end the lives of their unborn children. Additionally, abortion supporters advance the notion that they have been victimized – or “abandoned” – by others, usually men, and need the protection of the government.
It's true that when something is considered feminine, it is devalued — and anything masculine is privileged. https://t.co/bjDoJH3W7P
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) February 11, 2016
Ironically, feminist Camille Paglia recently wrote that Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign.
“It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance,” Paglia wrote. “She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband?”
Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger. As Breitbart News’ Thomas Williams, Ph.D. reported in January:
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was a notorious racist and eugenicist, and worked actively to reduce the black population. As part of the eugenics movement in the 1930s, Sanger thought that abortion could effectively cull “inferior races” from the human gene pool.
Sanger chose inner cities as the sites for her first abortion clinics, and still today, 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in black or minority neighborhoods.
Planned Parenthood’s research and propaganda arm, the Guttmacher Institute, was named after former Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher, who was also Vice-President of the American Eugenics Society.
Guttmacher was an advocate of coercive population control, and believed that to achieve a significant and targeted reduction of population while avoiding accusations of black genocide, the involvement of the United Nations was indispensable. “My own feeling,” he said in an interview in 1970, “is that we’ve got to pull out all the stops and involve the United Nations.”
Planned Parenthood made history this election season by endorsing a primary candidate for the first time, likely a sign of the pressure the abortion business has experienced over the past several years. More states have passed bills restricting abortion after specific stages of pregnancy and requiring abortion facilities to uphold greater safety standards.
A series of undercover investigative videos that was launched last summer also exposed Planned Parenthood’s apparent practices of selling the harvested body parts of aborted babies and altering the position of babies during abortion in order to harvest the most intact organs for sale. The abortion business has been under investigation by several congressional committees since the release of the videos.
Richards said her organization endorsed Clinton because she is the candidate who is most likely to advance President Obama’s signature health insurance reform – under which Planned Parenthood will be assured of more taxpayer Medicaid funds since Obamacare is essentially an expansion of Medicaid. Richards reportedly expressed concern over whether Clinton rival Bernie Sanders will be able to reach his goal of socialized medicine for all with the current Congress.
“We’re not talking about a Congress that is friendly toward the issues Sen. Sanders is raising,” she said. “When you’re president, you’ve got a government here and different branches of government. It’s not just because you think something should happen, it happens. You actually have to know how to bring people together and get things done.”
At the March for Life last month, former GOP 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina said Clinton’s decision to double down in her support for Planned Parenthood “demonstrates what we’ve always known – Planned Parenthood is a political operation.”
“They funnel millions of dollars to pro-abortion candidates year after year after year,” Fiorina said. “I say to women who are pro-choice, just think about it this way – is it fair that taxpayers fund a political operation? Of course, it’s not fair. So, I think Hillary Clinton is getting the endorsement of a political operation as we expected.”
Despite the abortion industry’s attempt to paint those who desire greater abortion restrictions as “extremist,” a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll released recently found a full 81 percent of Americans favor some restrictions on abortion – including limiting the procedure after the first three months – and a continued ban on public funding of abortion.
In the survey of 1,700 Americans, even 66 percent of respondents who identify themselves as pro-choice say, “Abortion should be allowed, at most, in the first trimester, in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, or never permitted.”