HOT TOPIC: A Puff-Piece Memoir from the President of Planned Parenthood
Cecile Richards sanitizes the brutality of abortion with deceptive talking points and self-aggrandizing anecdotes.
Cecile Richards, who for the past twelve years has been the president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, draws deeply on her group’s collection of anodyne talking points in her new 270-page, ghost-written memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.
Richards’s book does manage to demonstrate her mastery of the empty sloganeering that makes up the lion’s share of her job at Planned Parenthood, where she has made a name for herself as the mouthpiece of the American pro-abortion movement. And, over the past decade, she has put her money where her mouth is. Under her watch, Planned Parenthood clinics have performed over 3.5 million abortions.