Published On: Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards explains how media helps abortion industry

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards explained how the media have played a pivotal role in helping the abortion industry communicate its message to America, fighting to keep abortions legal and without restrictions.

While discussing with Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily the impact of the undercover videos from Center for Medical Progress and the backlash Ricahrds was asked: “How do you get that message out above the rhetoric?”


Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

“The media has [sic] been incredibly important in not only talking about what Planned Parenthood does, but actually putting a human face on what it means when you cut healthcare,” she responded, pointing to Texas, Rick Perry’s efforts to shutdown abortion clinics and refer women to health care clinics in the community.

Richards pointed to numerous news stories about how “women have lost access to birth control that they’ve counted on before, less access, and more unintended pregnancy there’s just a direct correlation.”

Newsbusters has detailed how the nation’s largest media outlets failed to report on the CMP videos, how the mainstream media did not report on seven undercover Planned Parenthood videos in a row and that 70 percent of respondents to a YouGov poll said they had heard “little” or “nothing at all” about the videos.

Richards said, thanks in part to friendly media coverage, “there’s a reckoning day coming” for pro-life politicians.

“I believe in this election the rhetoric around Planned Parenthood, around reproductive health care access, around LGBT people is not going to go in the favor of folks who have been leading that charge,” she said and then doubled down on the endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.

“I’m speaking on behalf of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund,” which had endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and not on behalf of the nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which regularly reports income of more than $1 billion annually, half of it from taxpayer funds.


The battle with Planned Parenthood continues photo Rae Stabosz

The battle with Planned Parenthood continues photo Rae Stabosz

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