Here’s What Cecile Richards Had To Say At The Oscars [VIDEO]
Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards attended Sunday night’s Oscars and didn’t miss the opportunity to rally her supporters and deliver a political message.
“I spent 12 years leading Planned Parenthood, and it’s been the honor of a lifetime. I really want to fight for women,” Richards explained to the interviewer, who had asked her about her next moves. “I feel like women are the most important political force in this country right now, and I think there are women who will continue the work at Planned Parenthood.”
“I want to make sure that every woman in this country goes to vote in November. If we do that, we change the direction of America,” she added.
“Women are desperately concerned about access to healthcare for themselves and their families,” Richards said after a question on what issues women should rally behind. “They want equal pay. They want to be able to work at a job free of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Basic common decency.”
“Women are saying it’s our time now, and that’s a really exciting moment,” Cecile continued. She added that the next generation gives her hope that countless young women and teens will continue advocating for the abortion organization’s mission.
Richards pioneered a company that has aborted 7,132,130 babies since Margaret Sanger’s founding of the organization in the early 1900s. Planned Parenthood doctors aborted more than 328,348 unborn babies in 2016, and killed 6,803,782 unborn babies between 1978 and 2016, according to CNS News. (RELATED: Cecile Richards Leaves Behind Brutal Legacy As She Steps Down From Planned Parenthood)
Richards’ retirement follows the FBI’s request for documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, obtained from the committee’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s allegedly illegal sales of fetal body parts.
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