Cecile Richards on when Life Begins

In a new TV interview with Jorge Ramos, Cecile Richards, president of America’s #1 abortion provider Planned Parenthood, addressed the issue of when life begins saying: “For me, life began when I delivered [my children].” This afternoon SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded saying:

“Cecile Richards’ comments were insensitive and unfeeling to any woman who has ever been pregnant, especially those women who have suffered the pain of miscarriage.

“This is an example of the problem of getting so wrapped up in the politics of ‘reproductive choice,’ that the real experience of pregnant women becomes secondary. Richards’ statement misses what most Americans understand about pregnancy, especially women. There are two human beings involved.

“If there are disappointments at the ballot box for Planned Parenthood in 2014 it will be an outgrowth of this disconnect with the women they claim to represent.”


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