Editorials

Abortion Delusion

Planned Parenthood Dominatrix Cecile Richards sat defiantly before a congressional panel on September 29, making little effort to conceal her disgust at the perfunctory speeches made in front of her.  She exuded a fierce confidence that dwarfed the resolve of her Republican opponents, presaging the House’s passage the very next day of a gutted stopgap appropriations bill that, despite much fanfare, did not strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood.  The budget can was kicked down the road, to just “two weeks before Christmas,” as the President, who has vowed to veto every attempt to defund Planned Parenthood anyway, helpfully told us.

Richards, the daughter of late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who famously informed us that George W. Bush was “born with a silver foot in his mouth,” has been president of America’s largest abortion provider since 2006.  Her previous employer is Nancy Pelosi, for whom Richards served as deputy chief of staff.  Today, Richards also sits on the board of trustees of the wildly left-wing Ford Foundation, which funds abortion and feminism in the First World and exports them to the Third.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who as I write is mounting a campaign to succeed John Boehner as speaker of the House, chaired the meeting of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee which hosted Richards.  When he was not tearfully sharing his family’s...

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