We are certainly living in bizarre times when Republican front-runner Donald Trump argues from the podium that Planned Parenthood has done a lot of good for women, while Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards tweets a reminder that Thursday is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. (We don’t think it’s an official federal holiday … yet.)
Richards’ tweet seems to suggest a simple “thank you” is more than enough, but if she’d reminded us earlier, we could have compiled a list of tasteful, engraved gifts that would really add that special touch to crushing that fetus above and below its more desired organs. The organization might have to settle for a half-billion in taxpayer funding as a thank you gift instead.
In any case, do something to send America’s abortion providers your love. And not just love, but provider love. And as always, spread love, not hate.
— The Women's Centers (@womenscenters) March 9, 2016
— MedStudents 4 Choice (@MSFC) March 9, 2016
After participating in seven Democratic debates, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were finally asked about abortion during a recent town hall hosted by Bret Baier on Fox News. Both reiterated their strong conviction that abortion is a woman’s choice, with Clinton asking what sort of Constitutional right abortion is if there are any restrictions placed on the procedure.
"It's not much of a right if it is totally limited and constrained." —Hillary on women's right to safe and legal abortion #DemTownHall
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 7, 2016
So, under these hostile conditions, don’t forget to say thanks to all of the nation’s abortion providers tomorrow, and maybe even send a card. Word is Kermit Gosnell, whose Philadelphia abortion clinic was barely limited or constrained at all in its provision of women’s health services would be thankful for a cake with a file in it.