Planned Parenthood President: “We’re Through With Political Bullies”

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Planned Parenthood’s president says the group is working again with Susan G. Komen for the Cure — “great news and a wonderful ending” to what wasn’t such a happy story.

Cecile Richards said Thursday that “we’re through with political bullies coming between women and their health care. … Enough is enough.”

Richards was referring to congressional attempts to defund the organization, as well as Komen’s about-face on cuts to their screening grants. She was speaking at a Planned Parenthood luncheon in Dallas attended by about 1,500 people.

Richards said Planned Parenthood and Komen “share a common purpose: to end breast cancer for women.” Planned Parenthood provides 750,000 breast screenings annually.

Richards challenged protestors demonstrating outside the luncheon to volunteer for Planned Parenthood if they “really want to reduce abortions.”

On January 31, Komen, which is based in Dallas, announced it was ending its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates.  But a huge nationwide outcry pushed them into reversing course just four days later.

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Copyright 2012 CBS Local.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.


One Comment

  1. Who is the bully? says:

    Planned Parenthood run ads, employ political lobbyist, seek celebrity endorsements, run slander campaigns against opponents, and have large rallies waving pro-choice signs, displaying more enthusiasm than most religious zealots. Cecile Richards herself is not only a bully, but a repeated liar.

    I think its sad when those that commit mass murder of children accuse those that love children of being “bullies.” Enough really is enough…

  2. Lisa says:

    How funny. It was Planned Parenthood bullying Komen.

  3. jim says:

    Lisa, the Christian right, which is an oxymoron, has been bullying PP and others for years. The day this country surrenders to Christer f*cks is the day it deserves to fall–literally.

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