Has Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, had a massive change of heart and conversion to the pro-life cause? In an email to supporters she said, “Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation… We believe in every person’s right to control their own destiny and their own body.”
Well, that’s what pro-lifers have been saying for years: Every person has a right to live. Except that’s not really what Cecile is saying, isn’t it?
What she means is that everyone that Planned Parenthood deems to be a person, i.e. every person who’s been born already, has a right to live, but not persons who happen to not be born yet.
Whether or not you agree with President Trump’s DACA-reversal policy or not, as pro-lifers we can agree that Cecile is being selective in her declaration of her belief in a right to life, as in when it benefits her and Planned Parenthood.