Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a day that most people set aside to celebrate the influential women in their lives. After all, literally none of us would be here if it wasn’t for our mothers.
Ironically, Cecile Richards (who is a mother of three) decided to use the day to promote abortion rights on her personal Twitter account. Probably not the wisest of decisions since Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, kills 3 million babies every year and takes away chances at motherhood everyday.
Nothing says "I love you, Mom!" like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need. https://t.co/uFRM9UeosH
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) May 14, 2017
Richard’s tweet links to an article she wrote for Time and in that opinion piece, Richards chooses to make Mother’s Day political and advocate for women’s health care rights, including abortion.
“So this Mother’s Day, instead of taking your mom out to brunch or sending chocolate, commit to fighting for a government that recognizes that women deserve basic human rights and protections — including the right to decide when and whether to become a mom. After all, nothing says “I love you, Mom!” like adding your members of Congress to your contacts, and letting them know you’re counting on them to stand up for women and families everywhere.”
Responses to her tweet were scathing – and rightfully so.
You love your baby so much, come on down to PP and have it sucked right out of you.(only after it's dismembered of course)
— Sincitymachinist (@klegane6122) May 14, 2017
A Mother's Day tweet… Really?
You realize your main income is from preventing women from becoming mothers right? SMH pic.twitter.com/jE2IS47VQQ
— Artist_Angie: Sensei of Sarcasm (@Artist_Angie) May 15, 2017
It’s truly awful that someone who presides over an organization that makes a profit off killing unborn babies would use a day set aside to celebrate motherhood and the miracle of life to promote a political agenda. Cecile Richards, have you no common decency or heart?