Former Prez. of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards is Still Fighting for Abortion, Following Diagnosis of Incurable Brain Cancer
Cecile Richards, the longest-serving president of Planned Parenthood, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable brain cancer with a median survival rate of only 15 months.
Far from sitting around complaining about it, she’s taking the advice of theologian John Piper to not “waste her cancer.” Rather than dedicate her remaining days to repentance for overseeing the genocide of nine million babies killed by Planned Parenthood between 2008 and 2016, the years she was in power, Richards, 66, is instead using her last months on earth to do all she can to help kill even more.
When she’s not getting chemo treatments to try to stave off cancer, she’s still heavily involved behind the scenes to entrench and buttress abortion rights whenever she can, even helping develop a bot with former Planned Parenthood chief strategy officer Tom Subak that “helps abortion seekers get good information on how to safely end their pregnancies.” According to the Cut:
“Abortion access has been wiped out in nearly half the country, and GOP officials are foaming at the mouth to prosecute anyone who helps someone get an abortion and forcing women to bleed out in order to get emergency care. Nearly one in five patients is now traveling out of state to get an abortion, and that is the kind who can get out. An untold number are getting pills online, legally and not so legally…
All of this means, to Richards, that there’s no time to waste…She wants to document what’s happening on the ground in abortion-ban states. She still talks to politicians and activists and organizers and organization presidents. When I ask her why she’s so committed to continuing to work, Richards says, “What was Mom’s line?” Mom being the late Ann Richards, the legendary Texas governor and last Democrat to run the state. “Why should your life only be about you?”
Pray for her salvation, and that the Lord stops her one way or another.