In an almost comically out of touch fundraising email, the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, made a statement Pro-Lifers can only describe as ironic. Richards sent the fundraising email after the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that allows immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country without risk of deportation. In response, Richards said she was “infuriated” and “heartbroken.” She went on to proclaim, “Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation.”
The sentiment that “every person has a right to live” is ironic coming from the president of the largest abortion business in America which kills more than 300,000 preborn babies in abortions every year. Twitter users commenting on the email were quick to note the blatant hypocrisy:
This is not the first time Pro-Lifers have taken to Twitter to point out the absurdity of comments from Planned Parenthood’s president.
Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood executives and supporters appear not to see the absurdity of asserting that “every person has the right to live” while simultaneously excluding a significant portion of the human population: the preborn. Planned Parenthood activists often market themselves as working on behalf of vulnerable people, as the recent email suggests. A hard look at the business practices of the abortion giant reveals otherwise. Not only does Planned Parenthood prey on the most vulnerable and voiceless in our society, the preborn, the abortion business also targets vulnerable women. According to the Radiance Foundation, a shocking 79% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black and Hispanic neighborhoods. One commentator speculated that undocumented immigrants are a vulnerable population that forms the customer base of the profit-driven abortion industry, an observation that undermines Planned Parenthood’s supposed concern for recipients of DACA.
Abortion activists defending Richards’ statement were grasping at straws in attempt to sound reasonable. Many insisted that Richards’ claim was reasonable, because a preborn baby is obviously not a person. On this point science is firmly on the side of Life. Biology (not to mention logic) is unanimous: Life begins at conception. While we won’t necessarily agree on complex, multi-faceted immigration policy, surely in a just society we should all recognize that the preborn are entitled to the Right to Life as much as any other human being. Exposing the lies of the abortion industry and naming them for what they are is the first step toward reclaiming justice for the preborn.