Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, White Home advisor and First Daughter Ivanka Trump met with Deliberate Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and it didn’t go effectively. Throughout that assembly, Richards was reportedly unable to obviously clarify to Ms. Trump how Deliberate Parenthood doesn’t use federal funds to carry out abortions (since federal regulation doesn’t permit it) and why it will be a mistake to disallow Medicaid recipients from receiving care there for most cancers screening, contraception, and different preventative measures.
Now, Richards has opened up extra about that assembly in a brand new e book, and says she felt that Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner had been trying to supply a bribe to get Deliberate Parenthood to cease offering abortion providers.
Richards, who’s planning to step down from the group later this yr, writes in Make Bother: Standing Up, Talking Out, and Discovering the Braveness to Lead that the dynamic duo supplied a rise in federal funding for the group — however provided that it ceased abortion providers.
“Jared and Ivanka had been there for one purpose: to ship a political win. Of their eyes, if they might cease Deliberate Parenthood from offering abortions, it will verify their status as savvy dealmakers. It was surreal, basically being requested to barter away girls’s rights for extra money.”
“The primary problem, (Kushner) defined, was abortion. If Deliberate Parenthood needed to maintain our federal funding, we must cease offering abortions.”
Within the e book, Richards recollects later telling a colleague that the provide “felt virtually like a bribe.”
In an interview with CNN, Richards mentioned that she appears like Ivanka Trump is failing in her self-described position as a champion for girls. “If her job is to advocate for girls, I don’t suppose she’s carried out an excellent job,” Richards mentioned.
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