"Despite her attempt to skew the truth in a recent Vogue magazine article, Planned Parenthood's new president, Cecile Richards, cannot hide the fact that she leads a multi-million dollar business that thrives from taking the lives of innocent children through abortion," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "No matter how they are twisted, the facts are the facts: Planned Parenthood provides abortions and abortions kill children ? period."
An article published in Vogue magazine focuses on Ms. Richards' role as president of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain. The article attempts to portray abortion as an honorable "right" that women should embrace, but Brown believes otherwise. "As a woman and a mother, I am sickened by this perversion of the truth," said Brown. "The vocation of motherhood is an honor that should not be discarded. No matter the circumstances, it is never acceptable for a mother to snuff out the life of the child growing within her."
According to Brown, the main photo that accompanies the article is disturbingly ironic. "Vogue certainly employed a cunning marketing technique by posing Richards with five beautiful young children in her Planned Parenthood office," said Brown. "The horrific truth is that for each one of those children, 50,000 babies are killed annually at Planned Parenthood facilities-a total of 250,000."
After praising Richards' work in the pro-abortion movement, the article goes on to note that Richards has had an abortion herself. "Many women who have had an abortion will be faced with pain at some point in her life," said Brown. "No amount of media savvy or political jargon can change that. The only real choice abortion affords a mother is whether she will be the mother of a living baby or a dead baby. I pray that some day, Ms. Richards will come to terms with this heartbreaking truth."
Release issued: 17 Jul 06