In April of last year, reports began circulating that First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner met with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in a "secret" meeting. Conservatives, as to be expected, were not too pleased with the report, especially considering Ivanka's perceived social liberalism.
The details of the secret meeting were finally revealed from the perspective of Richards on Tuesday. According to the abortion mill head, Trump and Kushner offered full funding for the corporation — even offering increased funding at one point — if they were to stop abortions.
Of course, Richards declined. She claimed it felt like a "bribe" and essentially didn't want to hand the couple and President Trump a political win.
“The main issue, he explained, was abortion," Richards said of Kushner in her book, "Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead." "If Planned Parenthood wanted to keep our federal funding, we would have to stop providing abortions. He described his ideal outcome: a national headline reading ‘Planned Parenthood Discontinues Abortion Services,'" she added.
“[H]onestly, it felt almost like a bribe," she later added.
“If it wasn’t crystal clear before, it was now. Jared and Ivanka were there for one reason: to deliver a political win. In their eyes, if they could stop Planned Parenthood from providing abortions, it would confirm their reputation as savvy dealmakers,” Richards continued. “It was surreal, essentially being asked to barter away women’s rights for more money.”
We're sure the insane amount of cash that abortions bring into the corporation had nothing at all to do with Richards declining the offer. As of 2011 (the last year such information was quantified), the abortion mill represented 32% of the abortion market nationally. Moreover, Planned Parenthood performs, on average, 320,000 abortions a year. Not to mention the entity was reportedly caught on camera haggling over prices of discarded baby body parts, suggesting they illegally score a profit there as well.
That isn't exactly chump change we're talking about. Cecile is not a protector of women; she's a shrewd salesman getting rich off the murder of the unborn.
Still, Richards continued to play the saint, writing that Planned Parenthood's mission “is to care for women who need us, and that means caring for all of their reproductive needs — including safe and legal abortion.”
But I guess none of this matters, really. Republicans willingly funded the abortion mill on their own.