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Dissecting Cecile Richards’ Autobiography

make-trouble-9781501187599_hrRaised by ultra liberal parents in an extremely conservative community in Texas, it would seem Richards really didn’t have much of a chance at being anything but a left-wing liberal.

In elementary school she got in trouble for refusing to recite the Lord’s Prayer and told her teacher “We don’t read the Bible in our house.” Later on in seventh grade, she was sent to the principal’s office for wearing an anti-Vietnam War arm band to school. Then, At the age of 16, she and her mother campaigned for Sarah Weddington in her bid for the Texas state legislature. Weddington is better known as the the attorney who won Roe v. Wade. 

Both her parents were extremely involved in activism, something Richards would later make a career out of by working as a labor organizer and union supporter alongside her husband. And for a short time, she worked for Nancy Pelosi.

So as you can see, the path to president of Planned Parenthood was paved with many years of service to the liberal agenda.

Just before her chapter on working for Planned Parenthood, there’s a glowing testiment to motherhood, which is puzzling since so much of the work Planned Parenthood does is to prevent women from becoming mothers. She talks about how her first pregnancy with her daughter Lily was unplanned. Her birth control failed. The timing was off and she and her husband weren’t sure they wanted to be parents right then. But ironically, she chose life. In fact, there’s no mention at all of her even thinking about having an abortion. Instead, she says “in the end we came to the same conclusion millions of people do: there was never going to be a perfect time to have kids, but just like everything else, we’d figure it out.”

However, later on in life, even after all the wonderful things she had to say about motherhood, when faced with having a fourth child, Cecile decided to abort.  “Like millions of other women, I was using birth control, but no method is foolproof. We were doing the best job we could raising our kids, and I couldn’t imagine we could do justice to a fourth. Having another child just was not an option for us. I already felt like I wasn’t doing enough for Lily, Hannah and Daniel as it was. Being able to terminate a pregnancy early – it had hardly even begun – was a relief.”

How sad.

As you can imagine, the rest of the book is filled with political attacks and left leaning propaganda. Richards takes shots at Sarah and Bristol Palin, John McCain (during his bid for presidency, Planned Parenthood handed out condoms on college campuses that had “protect yourself from John McCain” printed on them), Paul Ryan and of course, President Trump.

She talks about her secret meeting with Jared and Ivanka Trump, saying it felt like they were trying to bribe her and that abortion is essential to women’s health care. “Our patients are not bargaining chips,” she says, although it’s a little hard to believe that without abortion services, Planned Parenthood would lose millions in revenue. So likely, the REAL reason comes down to profits, not people like Richards would have you believe.

There’s also a lot of love for Hillary Clinton (both Cecile and her daughter Lily campaigned hard for her during the 2016 election) and a lot of talk of how sexism abounds in politics, especially Congress, and most notably the committee that questioned her about Planned Parenthood’s alleged sales of baby parts.

Richards memoir is quite interesting to read, even for someone as pro-life as myself. I always find it helpful to learn a little bit about the “opposition” so I can try to understand where they are coming from and form better arguments for my own side of the issue at hand. It’s clear that her Godless upbringing greatly shaped the person she became and there are many mentions throughout the book about how she perceived the religious right to be dangerous to progressivism.

It’s also a testament to the kind of legacy a person can leave. Cecile’s parents instilled a liberal set of values in her and she is now passing those same values on to her own children, who also work to expand socially liberal policies.

Then there’s Cecile’s legacy that’s been left on America. There’s no mention of her future plans, but Richards has been successful at inspiring the next generation of women who are busy knitting pink hats, marching on Washington and changing their Facebook photos to say “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

What should worry us is that, in her twelve years as president of Planned Parenthood, 3.8 million babies were aborted. That’s roughly half the number of Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. And a growing number of Americans are okay with that.

It’s time to take Cecile’s own advice and “make trouble” for the pro-abortion crowd – millions of unborn lives depend on it.

 

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Ed Sheeran Unhappy His Song is Being Used by Pro-Life Groups

Ireland is about to go to the polls to vote on whether or not to legalize abortion. Pro-life groups have been campaigning hard to keep the 8th Amendment, which gives personhood status to the unborn, in their Constitution and have adopted UK singer Ed Sheeran’s song “Small Bump” as an anthem of sorts.

Here are the lyrics to the song, which Sheeran says he wrote for a friend who had a miscarriage.

You’re just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life
You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes
I’ll hold your body in my hands, be as gentle as I can
But for now you’re scan of my unmade plans,
A small bump in four months you’re brought to life
A small bump in four months you’ll open your eyes
I’ll whisper quietly, I’ll give you nothing but truth
I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you
You are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh, you are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright
Oh, you’re just a small bump unknown, you’ll grow into your skin
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin
Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice
And eyelids closed to be soon opened wide
A small bump, in four months you’ll open your eyes
And I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll tell you nothing but truth
And I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you
You are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh, you are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright
And you can lie with me
With your tiny feet
When you’re half asleep
I’ll leave you be
Right in front of me
For a couple weeks
So I can keep you safe
‘Cause you are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
You are my one and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright
‘Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months then torn from life
Maybe you were needed up there but we’re still unaware as why.
Sounds pretty life affirming, right?

However, Sheeran isn’t very happy that pro-life groups are using his song and said in an Instagram post that he did not approve of the groups using the song and “Little Bump” is not sending a pro-life message.

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While Sheeran doesn’t explicitly say he supports abortion rights, it’s likely that this statement reflects that. Otherwise, he’d have no issues with pro-life groups using his song.

Other Irish celebrities have also come out in favor of repealing the 8th including Liam Neeson, Saoirse Ronan, Liam Cunningham, Cillian Murphy, Aisling Bea and more.

Ireland votes on May 25.

Ireland May Repeal Pro-Life Amendment

The American mainstream media has been largely silent about this, but there’s a fight over abortion rights going on in Ireland right now. Abortion has been illegal since 1861 when the Offences against the Person Act was enacted.  Then, in 1983 the 8th Amendment passed a referendum vote and was written into their constitution, stating: “The state acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

Next Friday, that could all change as citizens will be voting to either repeal or uphold the 8th. If they vote to repeal, they will also be allowing the government to legislate on terminations.

From the Independent:

If Ireland votes Yes, the existing article of the constitution which was inserted in 1983 – and the 1992 additions – will be replaced with this text:

“Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.”

For its part, the government is proposing that it would legislate to permit abortion in cases where there is a risk to the life of the woman, a medical emergency or a fatal foetal abnormality, or up to 12 weeks without justification.

If the vote is no, the pro-life amendment will remain in place and abortion will still be illegal in Ireland.

Ahead of the vote, Facebook and Google have banned ads related to the referendum from foreign outside groups.

Many believe it will pass and a high profile church bishop publicly stated he will be voting to repeal the 8th, saying  “I will be voting for Repeal because I believe, as I did in 1983, that the text of the Eighth is incorrigibly flawed.”

Ireland has become more progressive in recent years, legalizing gay marriage in 2015.

Students Organize Pro-life Walkout Today to Honor Babies Killed By Abortion

Last month, Brandon Gillespie, a student at Rocklin High School in California, decided to organize a pro-life walkout as a response to the March for Our Lives student walkout to protest gun violence.

Today is the day and joining Brandon are over 200 other schools across the country. It’s doubtful the media will give it much coverage – if they even recognize it at all. Participants are already being shamed on Twitter and some students say that administrators at their schools have not been as accommodating as they were for the March for Our Lives.

Gillespie told The Federalist:

“I asked for the same accommodation as the anti-gun protest, that teachers would be flexible in their lesson planning, and also for the availability of equipment that the anti-gun protestors were allowed to use,” Gillespie said in a statement. “I really was not surprised when they told me that they were not going to give me the accommodations and that they were not going to sanction this walkout as they did the previous one. It just confirms for me that there is a political double standard, at least in my school district, but I’m still going to be out there.”

The walkout begins at 10 a.m. and will last for 17 minutes. Students will stand in silence and prayer to mourn the loss of the ten babies that have been aborted at Planned Parenthood in that time frame.

For a list of participating high school and colleges, visit Prolifewalkout.org.

Following Planned Parenthood Tweet, Jezebel Says Statistically at Least Two Disney Princesses Have Had Abortions

A Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania tweeted that among other things, we need a Disney Princess that’s had an abortion. The tweet has since been deleted, but as with everything else in the Internet, it lives on via screenshots.

Liberal rag Jezebel loved the tweet and devoted an entire article to it, stating that statistically, two of them already have.

From the post:

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23.7 percent of women in the United States will have had an abortion by age 45. According to the “official” Disney princess website, there are 11 “official” Disney princesses: Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Merida, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Mulan. That means statistically around two and a half of these strong women have gotten abortions and aren’t telling you about it because of a national culture of shame and misogyny!!!

Insert eye-roll emoji here.

The comments were Internet gold with some people saying Elsa was left off (she’s not considered a Disney princess) and others trying to make guesses as to which ones were slutty enough to have gotten knocked up.

What a strange world we live in where people are debating the hypothetical abortions of cartoon characters.

-K

 

Controversial New Abortion Bill Signed into Law by Indiana Governor Holcomb

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb signed a new bill that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state.

From the AP:

The Republican governor signed the measure without fanfare Sunday, shortly before leaving the country for a multi-day trade mission to Canada.

Supporters said the law, which takes full effect in July, will ensure abortions are provided safely in the state. But opponents argued that it’s overly burdensome and will further stigmatize abortion, which has lower complication rates than many other standard procedures.

The ACLU is reviewing the bill and will most likely sue the state as they have in the past over bills former governor Mike Pence signed into law.

This year’s measure will require doctors, hospitals and clinics to report to the State Department of Health about a wide range of complications. That includes serious medical conditions — like kidney failure, cardiac arrest, hemorrhaging and blood clots — as well as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.

Other provisions in the measure will require annual inspections of abortion clinics and legalize the use of “baby boxes” in fire departments, which allow a parent to give up an infant anonymously and without fear of penalty.

Holcomb praised the measure for doing what the other states have been doing.

“This bill does what 27 other states have done to gather information on these procedures without restricting access to them,” the governor said in a statement.

As to be expected, people are losing their minds. One feminist even stated that women have more rights under Sharia law than women have in some states. Others are comparing Indiana to The Handmaid’s Tale.

 

 

Students Planning Pro-Life School WalkOut

Some students in Rocklin, CA are planning a pro-life walkout at their high school. The students decided to organize the walkout after the March 17th walkout against gun violence and after history teacher Julianne Benzel asked the students to think about what might happen if they held a walkout against abortion and whether there’s a double standard in the national school walkout. Benzel was placed on administrative leave because of her comments.

Student organizer Brandon Gillespie said the walkout is “To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year.”

From the local Sacramento CBS affiliate:

Abortions aren’t really anything that has to do with school or students here,” said Naeirika Neev.

Neev is the editor of the school newspaper. In her posts, she’s using the hashtag “enough is enough” to promote peace, and take a stance against anything anti-abortion on campus.

“They have their First Amendment, they can go protest about that anytime anywhere,” she said.

 

 

 

There’s no date set yet, but Gillespie is meeting with his principal to discuss the planned protest.

Benzel returned to work and told Breitbart:

I just wanted to make sure that my students were informed. And so I just said, “Are you guys aware what is happening next [W]ednesday?” And very, very few of them were. So I said, “Well, this is a brief overview.” I said, “I want you to please go look deeper yourself. And I also want you to go home and have a dialogue with your parents, and let your parents know this protest is taking place.”

And I opened up the discussion for, if schools, not only just our school and our administration, but across the country are going to allow one group of students to get up during class and walk out to protest one issue, would they still give the same courtesy to another group of students who wanted to get up and walk out to protest. And I used the example of abortion.

 

Smart teacher and best of luck to the students at Rocklin. Your young voices are important to the pro-life cause. Thank you for standing up for the unborn.

-K

 

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