Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards went beyond the pale in proving she has an attitude that sees only the darkness in humanity. She stated, “I think it’s important, Bill, to understand that unlike some other issues of cost, birth control is one of those issues that actually saves the government money. So, an investment in covering birth control actually in the long run is a huge cost savings because women don’t have children that they weren’t planning on having and all the sort of attendant cost for unplanned pregnancy. So we actually feel that covering birth control is not only it’s the right thing to do for women, it’s good for women it’s good for their health care, but it’s frankly good public policy.”
Obviously, Ms. Richards sees children solely as liability, not as endless opportunities and the best promises for the future. Her assumption is that the child from an unwanted, or more accurately, an inconvenient pregnancy as an unwanted child that it would benefit government to aid in its termination. Nothing could be further from the truth. With the vast numbers of parents, wishing to adopt and love a child makes it far more likely that these children would be raised in supportive, nurturing home and would likely become contributing members of society, not a burden upon society. My guess is this is the difference between the supporters of abortion on demand and those who favor life and the endless possibilities thus offered. Planned Parenthood and their ilk take a pessimistic view of the hope and chances for a child while the rest have faith in the future, the family, and most of all, in people and life. One can only feel sorry for Cecile Richards that the blessing of new life to her is seen only as a burden to be eliminated.
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