By Steven Ertelt
The main response of the CEO of the nation’s biggest abortion conglomerate can be summed up in three words: Republicans hate women.
Even though the legislation has nothing to do with women’s health care or its access and even though Planned Parenthood is predominately an abortion business that provides no legitimate medical care or health services to pregnant women, that didn’t stop Cecile Richards from falsely characterizing the vote as one denying women appropriate health care.
Richards’ tone of desperation in the fundraising email is palpable.
We’re dangerously close to one of the most alarming moments we’ve seen in our long fight for access to health care and reproductive rights.
Just yesterday, we saw same-day attacks on access to health care and birth control. In the House, out-of-touch lawmakers passed their dangerous repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which includes “defunding” Planned Parenthood, stripping health care from millions, eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and more.
We’re deep in the fight of our lives to protect access to health care for 2.5 million people who depend on Planned Parenthood health centers, and defend birth control coverage for those who need it. It’s impossible to overstate the significance of this moment, or how much we need your help right now.
Richards also admitted she is angry at Republicans who voted to deny text bear funding to the nation’s biggest abortion company.
What you and millions of others felt in the aftermath of the House vote — that spontaneous outpouring of anger, fear, and grief — I felt it, too. Anger at politicians like Paul Ryan who would willingly take away insurance coverage and block patients from critical care. Fear for those who stand to be harmed the most. Grief that spans from a sense of helplessness as you watch the world shift.
We are angry about the disastrous health care bill being forced through Congress. In fact, we are furious. We are disgusted by the effort to take health care away from people, and fearful of the impact this bill would have on our health, our lives, and our communities.