Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Wants Women To Brag About Their Abortion, Says Now Is The Time To Be Bold

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald February 10, 04:00 am
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President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards recently urged women who had abortions to share their stories.
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Amid the bills being proposed in different states against abortion, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a message to all the women who had an abortion: brag about it. She also said she believes now is the time for women to be bold about their choices.

Daily Caller reported Richards urged women earlier this week to push the pro-abortion movement by publicly bragging about their abortions. She said this would get rid of the stigma and shame that surrounds the procedure.

"I think it's time for us to be bold," Richards, who was at a women's conference in California, said.  "And so I want to ask you to do something or think about doing something. And that is to share your own story. This is the time to do it."

She also said women should be open about their visits to Planned Parenthood clinics and their experience with the procedure. Richards talked to the women present at the conference saying their stories could help other women as the information they share might give other women courage and comfort.

Many pro-abortion activists have followed Richards' suggestion but others think the practice should not be celebrated at all. One pro-abortion activist, who has not been identified, said abortion is a difficult decision for all women although others do not feel as emotional as the rest do. The activist said, however, many women feel conflicted about terminating their pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood is in danger of losing a lot of money with the Donald Trump administration, Life News reported. Currently, Planned Parenthood receives half a billion dollars of taxpayer funding annually.

Congress is now working to defund the group. It wants to use the money being given to Planned Parenthood to other community health clinics that do not perform abortions.

What is your take on abortion? Do you know anyone who has had this procedure? What is their reaction to the Planned Parenthood president's suggestion? Let us know in the comments below!

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