Planned Parenthood President: Oppose Any Politician Who Does Not Favor Murder By Abortion
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, rebuked Representative Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Twitter this week for his recent interview published Monday in The Hill, in which Lujan said there was no abortion “litmus test” on the issue of abortion.
Lujan said the Democratic Party would not be withholding funding from pro-life Democrats.
Richards, the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, strongly disagreed with that position. In a series of tweets, Richards took Lujan to task. “Women’s health & rights are non-negotiable — incl. access to safe, legal abortion. We’ll hold any politician who says otherwise accountable. Trading away women’s health and rights will just alienate one of the most powerful political forces in this country. Access to safe, legal abortion is central to women’s economic empowerment and bodily autonomy.”
In 2013, when Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) attempted to link Democrats to Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted of murder, he was roundly criticized.
Stockman said at the time, “Despite the blood-soaked horror of Gosnell’s clinic, Democrats refuse to loosen their embrace of unrestricted, unregulated, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand. Democrats do not want abortion to be safe or rare. Democrats oppose even the most basic of health and safety standards for abortion mills. Democrats don’t care how many women are maimed, infected with diseases or die on the routinely-filthy abortion mills. Democrats worship abortion with the same fervor the Canaanites worshipped Molech.”
Molech was regarded as a pagan deity in the ancient Middle East that demanded infant sacrifice.
While many Democrats took offense at Stockman’s tough words at the time, Richards and her organization, Planned Parenthood, do appear to regard support for abortion on demand as a litmus test for any political office holder or candidate, Democrat or Republican.
Richards insisted in another of her tweets that support for abortion on demand was a winning political issue. “Most of America agrees,” Richards tweeted. “Seven of 10 Americans support Roe v. Wade. Access to abortion has more support than any political party in the country.”
Not all Democrats agree with Richards’ unrelenting support for abortion. Democrats for Life believes there are more than 23 million Democrats in the United States who are pro-life. Pew Research polling supports their assertion. They found that 28 percent of Democrats say abortion should be illegal in most, or even all cases. Marist/KofC polling found similar results.
This is not the first time that the issue of whether a person can be a good Democrat, and be pro-life has come up. For example, a mayoral race this year in Omaha, Nebraska, touched off a fierce debate within the national Democratic Party. Their candidate, Heath Mello, had supported a tepid pro-life bill in the past, which caused Thomas Perez, the national chairman of the Democratic Party, to denounce him as unacceptable as a candidate of the Democratic Party. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choice about her body and her health,” Perez said in April. In language strikingly similar to the sentiments espoused by Richards, Perez said, “That is non-negotiable and should not be changed city by city or state by state.”
Amazingly, all the bill that Mello supported would do is require doctors by law to inform women where they can receive ultrasounds before obtaining abortion — not even that women would have to actually receive an ultrasound first, but to just know where they can receive one. Apparently, even giving women the option of receiving information that might cause them to reject abortion is “non-negotiable” for the leader of the national Democratic Party. So much for being “pro-choice” on abortion.
And Perez was considered the more “moderate” choice for national chair over his chief opponent, Congressman Keith Ellison.
Perez even went so far as to say that he “fundamentally disagrees with Heath Mello’s personal beliefs about women’s reproductive health.” One might recall that pro-abortion politicians, Democrat or Republican, have routinely claimed that they “personally oppose” abortion, but simply believe women should have the freedom to choose abortion. However, Perez seems to go even further, even rejecting the right of a politician to have “personal” beliefs against the practice.
For now, it appears that Richards’ unyielding position on abortion is the mainstream of the Democratic Party. The last time the Democrats nominated a candidate for president or vice-president who was pro-life was in 1972, when Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri was picked to run with pro-choice George McGovern.
It is unthinkable that a genuinely pro-life Democrat could even be seriously considered for the national ticket today. Planned Parenthood and its support for abortion on demand appears to be the litmus test for the Democratic Party for the near future.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD TELLS PARENTS TO TEACH PRESCHOOLERS, ‘GENITALS DON’T MAKE YOU BOY OR GIRL’
Aug 4, 2017 by Adan Salazar
Abortion giant and alleged baby body part trafficker Planned Parenthood is encouraging parents of preschoolers to teach “gender identity” early on.
In a page appearing on Planned Parenthood’s official website, the organization tells parents, “Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl,” and says boys can have vulvas, while girls can have penises.
While the most simple answer is that girls have vulvas and boys have penises/testicles, that answer isn’t true for every boy and girl. Boy, girl, man, and woman are words that describe gender identity, and some people with the gender identities “boy” or “man” have vulvas, and some with the gender identity “girl” or “woman” have penises/testicles. Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.
Planned Parenthood also notes parents should “emphasize that it doesn’t matter too much what parts someone has.”
On another page discussing how to talk to preschoolers about “gender identity,” parents are told “Most kids begin to identify strongly with a gender around age 3,” the average age range for typical preschoolers.
“That includes transgender and gender nonconforming people, who also have a sense of their gender identity at this stage,” Planned Parenthood states.
The site also says parents shouldn’t let society dictate how a boy or girl acts, and advises against putting girls in pink rooms before they’ve had a chance to “choose” their gender.
Be thoughtful about your choices when it comes to books, toys, entertainment, clothes, decorations, and other things you surround your little one with. These choices have an influence on your kid’s understanding of gender and what it means. Putting daughters in pink princess rooms and boys in blue sports rooms before they’re old enough to choose for themselves can send the message that they have to like certain things because of their gender.
While the gender issue is apparently settled for Planned Parenthood, many including American Family Association president Tim Wildmon believe the organization is “stupidly” forgoing science in the name of social justice – to the possible mental harm of children.
“Gender is not fluid, either you have a penis or you don’t,” Wildmon told Fox News. “What Planned Parenthood is promoting here is just stupidity masked as sensitivity. If you’re an adult and trying to talk to a child about whether they’re really a boy or girl, you’re at risk of harming them psychologically.”
In a New York Daily News op-ed, conservative writer S.E. Cupp deemed Planned Parenthood’s latest effort to indoctrinate innocent children worthy of ridicule.
“Planned Parenthood’s note about gender should be met with both [skepticism or outright scorn], but also a heaping dose of mockery. Because, of all the things it is — absurd, irresponsible, pretentious — one thing it definitely is not is scientific,” Cupp writes.