Feb. 19, 2010
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) made the following statement during an interview this week, Investing in family planning is the smartest investment the federal government can make. I think they should be dropping birth control out of airplanes and it should be free for every woman.
While Ms. Richards was speaking in hyperbole, her organization's anti-natalist policies and practices is no laughing matter. Planned Parenthood's commitment to everything from abortifacient contraceptives to abortion-on-demand is demonstrated most clearly in its bottom line. The most recent report shows that Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization, profited $85 million in fiscal year 2007, and received approximately $350 million in government funding during that same time.
Oddly, Planned Parenthood is partnering with the U.S. Government in a program for pregnant mothers called text4baby." Here's my question: By association with this program, Planned Parenthood is acknowledging that the unborn are, in fact babies. So, why want to destroy them? Maybe the next time she's in a parachute dropping birth control pills, Ms. Richards will want to ponder that question.