By Dave Andrusko
Tip of the hat to Theblaze.com for posting the entire interview PPFA’s Cecile Richards gave last week at Recode’s media and technology conference. This is the same conference where pro-abortion Hillary Clinton continued her relentless campaign to expand the list of other people’s failures to explain why she lost a presidential contest “everyone” knew she would win.
And just as Clinton bemoaned “fake news,” so, too, did Richards. Here’s an extended quote from The Blaze:
During remarks at a media and technology conference, Recode’s Kara Swisher asked Richards about the impact of social media on Planned Parenthood.
“I think we were one of the original fake news targets,” Richards replied.
Richards said that “there’s a lot of bad information out there” and efforts should be made to promote “sources and information that are actually good.”
Swisher asked Richards, “What’s the fakest information about Planned Parenthood out there? Give me an example.”
Richards hesitated, declining to offer an example of fake news about her organization, saying she would stay “positive.”
Think about that for a second. This was not a hostile interviewer or audience. Tell us, Ms. Richards, the juiciest example of all the “fake news” you’ve suffered from.
No one needed to “exaggerate” or “distort” a single number that came out Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. At a time when the number of abortions (and the abortion rate and abortion ratio) thankfully continue to plummet, PPFA’s market share continues strong as ever. Indeed, more unborn babies lost their lives last year at PPFA facilities than the year before: 328,348 versus 323,999. Roughly 35% of all babies aborted in the U.S. die at PPFA abortion clinics.
As Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC’s Director of Education & Research, has explained on many occasions in great detail, PPFA is the antithesis of the “Mom and Pop” abortion clinic. They are consolidating like mad, shedding clinics that are not as profitable (those that don’t perform abortions), as part of a restructuring program that is culminating in “stronger powerhouse affiliate[s],” as one CEO proudly put it.
Moreover, “fake news” [aka “heavily edited”] is PPFA’s all-purpose response to all those undercover videos that revealed the disgusting manner in which high ranking PPFA officials talked about aborted babies whose remains the organization trafficked in.
The only thing “fake” about the Center for Medical Progress videos was the response of Planned Parenthood.