• Cecile Richards: Republicans Asking Me About Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Was ‘Sexist’

    Abortion business CEO Cecile Richards claimed GOP congressmen launched a sexist ambush on her during the House Oversight Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood’s selling of partial-birth aborted baby organs.

    Democrats on the committee complained that Republicans were engaging in sexist attacks by asking questions how much money Richards makes (over half a million) heading the nation’s largest abortion provider.

    Richards agreed that the inquiry is sexist.

    “I do think some of the comments were pretty sexist,” Cecile Richards told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday. “But actually I think it was because they didn’t have anything else to talk about.”

    She called the hearing a “terrible political move” and claimed pro-life people just want to stop legitimate women’s health care.

    “They are obsessed with ending access to reproductive healthcare for women in America,” she said. “Frankly, I was a bit dismayed about how little many members of the committee even knew about women’s health at all.”

    “Folks love Planned Parenthood, not because of our brand, not because of anything they see on TV,” she said, highlighting her belief that critics are simply motivated by doing away with legal abortion. “It’s because they come to us for health care.”

    Richards’ salary was actually a minor topic in the larger conversation during the hearing. The committee focused much more on significant questions like: Why have breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood decreased as the number of abortions has risen? if only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are related to abortion, as they claim, why do they get so much revenue from the procedure? Why is this an organization that needs federal funding?

    Those taxpayer dollars, the panel reasoned, could be allocated to the thousands of women’s health centers that provide health care sans abortions.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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