Cecile Richards Steps Down From Planned Parenthood. Well Done.

One of the interesting things about political organizations is that when they seem most in trouble they attract support and grow. That is the history of the much maligned Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards has skillfully used the bashing of PP to make it grow.

Even though there are fewer abortions because of advanced birth control medicines and some states have raised the costs of abortions, the over arching flow has left strong support for abortion rights. Polling shows the majority of Catholics support the right to abortions.

Under the management of Richards, supporters of Planned Parenthood have grown from three million to eleven million. It’s money has gone up dramatically. In recent years it has opened new facilities in the South. A focus to bring in younger members has been successful.

We all know Planned Parenthood is been and always has been under attack. Right now abortion rights faces an anti abortion President, House and Senate. But, as Richards reminds us, the founder of Planned Parenthood was jailed in 1916 for handing out birth control items.

Anti abortion people often think the public does not support Planned Parenthood because they hear it bad mouthed constantly from conservative media. Fox News did it’s own poll and found 58% of the public has a favorable view of Planned Parenthood.

One of Planned Parenthood’s big victories was getting birth control into Obamacare. While Trump bragged he would do away with Obamacare it is still here today.

Richards is 60 and might do some more political battles.

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    1. Matt 6:33 ..when Planned Parenthood killed more babies than any other Planned Parenthood President??

      Neither she nor any of the Planned Parenthood facilities have ever killed a baby.

  1. Jinx II

    Cecile Richards has done more to reduce unplanned pregnancies and consequently reduce abortions than any other person such as fakechristianjuice has ever done or will do.

    Abortion is such a small portion of their work….about 2 to 3% and does not use tax dollars to fund the procedure. Most Clinics are Title X clinics that use federal money for well woman screenings, birth control and testing and treatment of STI’s…..what you know as VD. They work closely with the Dept. of Health running down and treating carriers of STI’s, including HIV.

    Title X clinics cannot do abortions, either chemical or surgical. They do pregnancy tests but cannot push their personal choices onto others. The patient is given a booklet of all options with addresses and phone numbers…..including Adoptions, both closed and open, Social Services, Medical Assistance, Diet, avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, as well as starting prenatal vitamins and obtaining prenatal care as soon as possible. Abortion contact is also in the booklet. The patient is encourage to talk over options with parents, partners, counselors, and Aunt or Grandparent, etc.

    Oh yeah, thats right, you don’t support birth control either, only abstinence until marriage. That is a ridiculous strategy and doesn’t work nor will it ever work because we humans are sexual beings and not a bunch of prudes.

  2. If abortion is “only 3%” of Planned Parenthood’s business then baseball is only 3% of MLB’s business since they sell many more hot dogs, burgers, pretzels and peanuts than tickets. You 2 crack me up.

  3. Just so there is no mistake about the Planned Parenthood founded by Margaret Sanger, she had so many quotable remarks and writing over the years, it bears repeating a few. One for now, “3. “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” In a letter from Margaret Sanger to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, December 10, 1939, p. 2

  4. I thought I would leave you with this one from Margaret Sanger, foundress of Planned Parenthood, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan… I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
    — Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography, published in 1938, p. 366

    Jon, you may be missing your abortion lecture audience by not speaking with the local KKK. Aren’t you the Margaret Sanger award winner for Iowa?

  5. Mike

    Matt, I am enjoying this “love fest” between you and the tag team duo of Jon and Jinx. Another quotable quote from Margaret Sanger, the founder of PP. “there are too many imbeciles being born”, to which we can rightfully ask: How was she any different than Adolf Hitler?

    Eugenics is described as the science that discussing improving a human population by selective breeding. Logic follows that the opposite is true as well. Thus we get euthanasia, sterilization, and abortion as useful tools to accomplish this. The Progressive movement in the first half of the 20th century was all in on

    They call Hitler a monster, but he was simply following the eugenics principles to their logical conclusion. Yet, they call him a monster, but how is he any different than the 60% of parents
    who abort their down syndrome fetuses in the womb.

    Jon writes that “Planned Parenthood has always been under attack”. Ummm, yeah, an organization that advocates for mass murder, and he acts surprised that people might object to it. So, tell me this: How are the supporters of Planned Parenthood any different than Adolf Hitler?

    1. Mike 10:57 an organization that advocates mass murder
      Planned Parenthood has never murdered anyone. I see you, like Matt, are struggling to understand when a human life begins. Perhaps you, also, have the religious belief that a new human being is present when one cell is fertilized and it can only be seen with a microscope. This absurd idea causes people to make statements like “mass murder.”

      1. Rob

        Jon, I’d be curious to know your thoughts on exactly when life begins. I’m quite certain though that you’ll avoid the question, as I’ve asked you several times before.
        Thanks, I’ll hang up for now and listen.

        1. Rob 8:54 as I’ve asked you several times before.

          Yes, you and others have asked me that countless times before. I have given the same answer every time, I know that one fertilized cell is not a human being. Only if you have certain religious views can one believe such a ridiculous thing.

          1. Rob

            Jon, it seems quite disingenuous to be constantly picking on others for their beliefs all the while you refuse to give yours.
            Since you are a science guy I would have thought you would apply science to your beginning of life reasoning. But I guess it appears you only use science when you deem it convenient.

          2. Rob 11:42 I’ve given my views on this countless times. Because you have no basis for your views except religion you purposefully avoid admitting I have given my views.

            A.) One fertilized cell is not a human being.
            B.) Roe v. Wade established rules on abortion. They have worked well.
            C.) I trust the woman and her doctor to decide about abortion.

          3. I’m dumping more posts claiming abortion is about Sanger. Perhaps abortion affects class in some ways just as all health care does. Wealthy people have better health care and longer lives than poor people. If you want to talk about Sanger, talk about those who oppose public health care.

            Back before Roe, women with enough money went out of state to get abortions. Poor women had their babies. I know of three women, all with children, who before Roe, for health reasons, were advised not to have more babies. All could afford to travel and got abortions.

          4. mark anthony

            maybe the gods will make a believer out of you. my recommendation, tho’. try Zeus or Apollo. or Zoroaster.

          5. mark anthony

            Jon 448: Should have said Ahura Mazda. That said, I think that the Christian God (maybe Allah, too) wants to keep you around. To remind us of what we are up against.

        2. mark anthony

          Rob, as usual he dodged the question. But, for what it’s worth, I think I know what he really thinks: one does not become a human being/human person until one gets a birth certificate. That, as far as I know, is essentially the holding of Roe.

          1. No doubt Jon thinks the issuance of the birth certificate is the defining moment of life. I mean, to hell with medicine or biology. With the issuance of a birth certificate at the post-natal age of 2 years, it would give the parents (sorry for the use of the word, Jon) a chance to try the entity before deciding to have it ripped to shreds. After all, it is only religion that defines personhood and we don’t want those loony bigots meddling in law or politics.

          2. When Roe v. Wade is overturned in the first or second Trump term, this nation will be in turmoil. God help those who live in large cities where the left will burn, riot and pillage.

  6. Jinx II

    fakechristianjuice and sidekick miguel, as usual your statements are twisted and missing info that matches the propaganda of the other probirthers and your church.

    Snopes has a credible response to your nonsense:


    Politifact regarding Sangar, racism and Eugenics


    Sangers books on birth control and child spacing were some of the first books condemned and burned by the Nazi’s.

    Try reading up on the history of Eugenics, the popularity of the movement in the USA and it role in the development of IQ testing, you might learn something.

    1. Fighting fiction with fact, again from Margaret Sanger, the font of liberal love, “”The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
      — Woman and the New Race, Chapter 5, “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.” (1920)

      By the way, I own this book. Nothing taken from the Internet when you have the 98-year-old book to reference.

    2. Snopes apparently did not search well enough to uncover the truth. Perhaps I will have to send them a link to the ACTUAL TEXT of Margarent Sanger’s autobiography which I referenced in my earlier post. For a link to the book, now put on the Internet, see https://archive.org/stream/margaretsangerau1938sang/margaretsangerau1938sang_djvu.txt

      Permit me to quote the subject material,

      All the world over, in Penang and Skagway, in El Paso and Hel-
      singfors, I have found women’s psychology in the matter of child-
      bearing essentially the same, no matter what the class, religion, or
      economic status. Always to me any aroused group was a good group,
      and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch
      of the Ku Klux Klan at Silver Lake, New Jersey, one of the weirdest
      experiences I had in lecturing.

      My letter of instruction told me what train to take, to walk from
      the station two blocks straight ahead, then two to the left. I would see
      a sedan parked in front of a restaurant. If I wished I could have ten
      minutes for a cup of coffee or bite to eat, because no supper would be
      served later.

      I obeyed orders implicitly, walked the blocks, saw the car, found
      the restaurant, went in and ordered some cocoa, stayed my allotted ten


      minutes, then approached the car hesitatingly and spoke to the driver.
      I received no reply. She might have been totally deaf as far as I was
      concerned. Mustering up my courage, I climbed in and settled back.
      Without a turn of the head, a smile, or a word to let me know I was
      right, she stepped on the self-starter. For fifteen minutes we wound
      around the streets. It must have been towards six in the afternoon.
      We took this lonely lane and that through the woods, and an hour
      later pulled up in a vacant space near a body of water beside a large,
      unpainted, barnish building.

      My driver got out, talked with several other women, then said to me
      severely, “Wait here. We will come for you.” She disappeared. More
      cars buzzed up the dusty road into the parking place. Occasionally men
      dropped wives who walked hurriedly and silently within. This went
      on mystically until night closed down and I was alone in the dark. A
      few gleams came through chinks in the window curtains. Even though
      it was May, I grew chillier and chillier.

      After three hours I was summoned at last and entered a bright
      corridor filled with wraps. As someone came out of the hall I saw
      through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated
      crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did
      not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audi-
      ence seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced,
      and began to speak.

      Never before had I looked into a sea of faces like these. I was sure
      that if I uttered one word, such as abortion, outside the usual vocabu-
      lary of these women they would go off into hysteria. And so my ad-
      dress that night had to be in the most elementary terms, as though
      I were trying to make children understand.

      In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accom-
      plished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups
      were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were
      finally through it was too late to return to New York. Under a curfew
      law everything in Silver Lake shut at nine o’clock. I could not even
      send a telegram to let my family know whether I had been thrown in
      the river or was being held incommunicado. It was nearly one before I
      reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.

      1. Matt 9:28 We have never ending posts here about topics like Sanger which cleverly avoid the most important fact. It is that thousands and thousands of women will go to prison if the one fertilized cell is determined to be a human being. So, keep trying to avoid this. It is the issue that will carry the day ultimately keeping abortion legal.

        1. Jon, none of what you say is true or relevant. Your degree is in economics. Your passion is anti-theism. Your politics is far, far left wing.

          Can you tell me what the test is for determining if a woman is pregnant with a 2-cell baby? A 4-cell baby? An 8-cell baby? At what hour or day is the baby 1,000,000+ cells?

          Is the test chemical? Is is visual? Please enlighten us as to how the police are going to arrest women who have fertilized egg? You can’t because no practical test exists. No practical means exists for deploying a police force to check.

          You call the one fertilized cell the “most important fact.”

          You live in a world of your imagination. The prognosis is not good. Try living in the real world.

        2. You started the conversation about Margaret Sanger. If you don’t like the topic, which I know makes you very uncomfortable, then you shouldn’t bring up Planned Parenthood or Margaret Sanger. Planned Parenthood is the result of Margaret Sanger and abortion. The Republican party is the result of Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery.

  7. mark anthony

    righto Jinx. Sanger and the Nazis fell out of love after the latter went on a population growth binge. she wanted to reduce the population. Early on the eugenicists (Sanger and others) thought the German eugenicists were cool. my advice: read a little history.

  8. Another zinger from the left’s abortion queen, “”Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or state authorities to married couples, providing they are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and, on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.”
    — Margaret Sanger, “America Needs a Code for Babies,” Article 5, March 27, 1934.

    Any defenders of this woman out there?

  9. mark anthony

    right on. Sounds a bit like modern China does it not. And while we’re at it, how about the Downs Syndrome issue. The smell of eugenics (in its crassest form) hangs heavy there.

  10. Not to mince words with her largest nemesis, the Catholic Church and its clergy, Sanger wrote, “My own position is that the Catholic doctrine is illogical, not in accord with science, and definitely against social welfare and race improvement.”
    — Margaret Sanger, “The Pope’s Position on Birth Control,” Jan. 27, 1932.

    1. Indeed, in all sincerity, the Catholic Church is against “race improvement”. No need for eugenics in the Church as ALL are created in the image and likeness of God and have an inherit right to the life He gave to each. If science is for eugenics, then the Church is anti-science. If social welfare means eliminating through death all those who are in need of social welfare is “against social welfare” then the Church is “against social welfare” as there is no place in the Church to kill or weed out those who are needy. Indeed, we are to help our brothers and sisters in need.

  11. Freedom

    “One of the interesting things about political organizations is that when they seem most in trouble they attract support and grow.” Go NRA!

    1. Dear Freedom: I was thinking the same thing about Jon’s twisted logic. Let me add the Catholic Church to his list since he considers the Church to be political. I, for one, have no inside information on how big the Catholic Church will become, or how small.

  12. Notice how Jinx II just stopped posting her drivel. Whenever someone states that Margaret Sanger wasn’t a racist I have to pause, thank the Lord, and then lock and load. Sanger was probably the nation’s foremost racist. She wrote and acted on her beliefs to an unprecedented level in America. She was a master-race enthusiast, an anti-theist and an agitator at all times.

    1. Grandma

      Think, for a minute or two, about what Sanger was dealing with in the tenements of New York: women, mostly new immigrants with little education, many of them members of a Catholic Church which was urging those poor women to have numerous children without prenatal care they couldn’t afford, and couldn’t afford to feed, clothe, house properly or educate… She championed planned pregnancies to make those women’s lives, and their children’s lives, better in an era when racism was rampant everywhere.

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