By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
In the March issue of Vanity Fair, outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards answers what the magazine calls its “Proust Questionnaire.” Vanity Fair describes it as having “its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.”
Clearly part of Richards’ “true nature” is a fascination with the Supreme Court.
An unidentified interviewer asked Richards what her favorite names were. She answered, “Today? Sonia, Elena, and Ruth Bader,” an obvious reference to pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This is probably fitting, since the Supreme Court has been propping up the abortion empire since 1973, when it issued the cataclysmic ruling Roe v. Wade. An estimated 60 million preborn children have lost their lives in the wake of the court decision.
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood commits more than 300,000 of those abortions each year. Tragically, the controversial organization—which has faced allegations of trafficking baby body parts—receives a half-billion U.S. taxpayer dollars each year. So for the past 12 years—her troubled tenure as the face of Planned Parenthood—Cecile Richards has had a vested interest in promoting the group any way she can.
She will cap off her media campaign with a book tour next month where she will hawk her memoir, the telling tome, Make Trouble.
What else do we learn about Richards in the Vanity Fair valentine? When asked which historical figure she most identifies with, Richards answers, “the witches of Salem.” When questioned about her greatest achievement, Richards ironically responds, “My three wonderful kids.”
Too bad Planned Parenthood, the organization she has led for a dozen years, makes sure hundreds of thousands of “wonderful kids” are not born each year.
Her heroes? The “doctors, nurses, and staff at Planned Parenthood.” Again, too bad these individuals are involved in a ghastly endeavor in which precious lives are ended each week.
In what may be one of the most revealing revelations of the interview, Richards says her “most treasured possession” is a “blue Shirley Temple cup.” She reports that the late Reverend Billy Graham used the cup to baptize her mother when she was little.
Richards would not be able to amass enough cups to hold the tears of women who grieve the children they lost in Planned Parenthood centers. The magazine feature is just one of the initial salvos in Richards’ current media blitz. A previous online article (believe it or not) offered her top “parenting tips.”
As some savvy social media users observed, perhaps the top tip should be not to engage in an enterprise that takes the lives of innocent children.