In a column for Medium, Richards claimed her abortion chain is essential to immigrants in the U.S.
“I’m proud to work for Planned Parenthood, where we believe health care is a fundamental human right — in the U.S. and around the world,” Richards wrote. “When politicians threaten to take away health care from millions of people and ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood, we know the people who will suffer most are those who already face barriers to health care.”However, Planned Parenthood provides very limited health care services; its main business is abortions. The abortion chain does one third of all abortions in the U.S., or about 320,000 per year. And while its abortion numbers have remained fairly steady, its patient numbers and non-abortion health care services have been dropping.
“Cecile Richards spoke at the conference, because Democrats are masters at connecting every issue to abortion,” Chicks on the Right’s Hannah Bleau wrote after noticing the tweets. “It’s incredibly unsettling. Here’s a woman who makes money off the slaughter of innocent babies. Seeing her behind a pulpit with crosses in the background? No. That doesn’t work for me.”Others also criticized the abortion chain on Twitter: