Who Is Cecile Richards?

Feb 16, 2012 by

Cecile Richards

by Donna Garner –

For those who may not be from Texas, let me explain who Cecile Richards really is. Presently she is the CEO of Planned Parenthood; and as Jill Spanek of LifeNews.com explains (article posted below), it is Cecile who has had Obama’s ear since he got to the White House. It was she and others like her who were primary players behind Obama’s contraceptive mandate.

Cecile is the daughter of the late Ann Richards who was the Governor of Texas from 1991-94. Cecile was surrounded with tragic feminists. Her mother, a rehabilitated alcoholic, died of esophageal cancer undoubtedly caused by her chain smoking.

Ann Richards and Sarah Weddington were political cronies, and Cecile helped in Sarah Weddington’s legislative campaign.

Sarah Weddington is the lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade before the U. S. Supreme Court. In the 60’s, Sarah and her boyfriend got pregnant out of wedlock; and she had an abortion. Sarah and the boyfriend later married for several years and then divorced. Sarah has no children.

Barbara Jordan was Gov. Ann Richards’ ethics advisor. Jordan had a female live-in partner for 30 years even though it was never confirmed that Jordan was a lesbian. At one point, the partner rescued Jordan from her swimming pool where it was reported that Jordan had tried to commit suicide.

Molly Ivins was an embittered, lifelong advocate of abortion and Planned Parenthood. She went on family trips and protest marches with Cecile Richards’s family and later died of breast cancer in 2007.

Another tragic influence on Cecile Richards’ life was Liz Carpenter, who was a close friend of Ann Richards and of Sarah Weddington. Liz Carpenter died after a long battle with breast cancer.

Cecile Richards met Kirk Adams in New Orleans while they were union organizers. When George W. Bush was elected as Governor of Texas, Cecile started Texas Freedom Network whose main purpose in life was (and still is) to destroy conservative people of faith.

It is Texas Freedom Network working with Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the country) that have vilified conservative members of the Texas State Board of Education in the liberal press as the SBOE has worked to adopt new curriculum standards that honor the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers, and American exceptionalism.

Later Cecile became Nancy Pelosi’s chief of staff and went on to found America Votes in an attempt to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004.

Cecile Richards became the national president of Planned Parenthood in March 2006.

We taxpayers support Planned Parenthood to the tune of $487.4 Million a year. We pay for 329,445 Planned Parenthood abortions per year.

First, Planned Parenthood gets kids addicted to sex.

Then Planned Parenthood sells them birth control.

When kids develop sexually transmitted diseases, Planned Parenthood sells them STD testing services.

When kids get pregnant, then Planned Parenthood sells them its abortion services.

Now we have Cecile Richards (54 years old) as one of the major power players in the White House who is working to help script Obama’s contraceptive mandate that directly conflicts with our First Amendment Rights to freedom of religion and the right of conscience.

ACTION STEP: Elections are coming. We must oust Obama and all of his cohorts, including Cecile Richards, from the White House once and for all. Rick Santorum is the Republican candidate who can do it, and he has the commitment to God and family that will sustain him.

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Planned Parenthood CEO a Top White House Mandate Advisor

by Jill Stanek | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/14/12 1:21 PM

 

Jake Tapper of ABC News wrote a remarkable story last week revealing the players in the Obama administration’s internal debate on the contraception mandate.

According to Tapper, President Obama’s top advisers on the issue included Vice President Joe Biden, former White House Chief-of-Staff Bill Daley, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, White House Senior Advisers Valerie Jarrett and Pete Rouse, former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, two U.S. Senators – and Planned Parenthood Federation for America CEO Cecile Richards:

The debate within the White House on this issue was, sources say, heated….

The policy was wrong, the two Catholic men, Biden and Daley [and also Panetta], argued, saying that the Obama administration couldn’t force religious charities to pay for something they think is a sin….

But Biden and Daley faced a strong group making the case for the rule within the administration….

The two sides couldn’t even agree about what they were debating. In the fall, Richards brought in polling indicating that the American people overwhelmingly supported the birth control benefit in health insurance. She also highlighted statistics showing the overwhelming use of birth control.

The Vice President and others argued that this wouldn’t be seen as an issue of contraception – it would be seen as an issue of religious liberty. They questioned the polling of the rule advocates, arguing that it didn’t explain the issue in full, it ignored the question of what religious groups should have to pay for….

The president ultimately sided with the rule’s advocates…..

Surprising to me was Richards’ unquestioned prominence at the White House. Why did the mainstream media not question an obvious benefactor of the contraceptive mandate being in on the conversation? Richards is truly in the inner circle. Pro-lifers knew Richards had influence, but to see in writing just exactly how much weight she carries is informative.

More from Bloomberg on the internal struggle, which does not specifically list Richards but does mention Planned Parenthood later in the piece:

Obama ended months of internal White House debate by siding with a group of mostly female advisers who urged him not to limit a health-care law mandate to provide contraceptives, even at the risk of alienating Catholic voters in November, people familiar with the discussions said….

Sebelius, a Catholic and a two-term governor of Kansas, was joined by several female Obama advisers in urging against a broad exemption for religious organizations.

Note that liberal feminists and the abortion lobby carried more sway with Obama than his higher ranking male advisers. Recall Barnes is a former Planned Parenthood Action Fund and EMILY’s List board member and also a former lobbyist for the Center for Reproductive Rights. We all know how tied into the abortion industry Sebelius is. Obama has surrounded himself with radical pro-abortion feminists.

More on Richards’ importance, from an Associated Press piece about Obama’s “accommodation”:

Before announcing the decision, Obama called [Sister Carol] Keehan [CEO of the Catholic Health Association], Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, head of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops.

Here is an interesting aside. Seeking to explain why Obama’s original mandate didn’t fly, the Chicago Sun-Times says it was partially because Planned Parenthood and feminists were distracted…

Another part of the answer of why Obama backed down is that the women’s groups, the dependable White House allies, did not all have their acts entirely together to react quickly.

That’s in part because last week, when the trouble heated up, the groups were running what was a successful campaign to force the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to back down and reverse its decision to ban funding for Planned Parenthood breast-cancer screenings.

LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.

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