It’s exactly what we would expect, of course, but far too rich not to comment on. It’s brief, so here’s the whole thing (with my emphases and comments). The square brackets in the article are to correct some typos.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has joined her pro-abortion colleagues at NOW and NARAL in blasting John McCain’s selecton of pro-life Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.
Richards claimed [women] have no reason to be excited about her selection despite her status as the second woman to ever appear on a major party presidential ticket. [Oh, but many of us are excited! And not just because of her making political history. Although it might also be political history to have a VP candidate who is so completely pro-life!]
That’s because she worries Palin takes an even stronger pro-life stance [than] McCain and will be just one step away from becoming president.
“What might have been encouraging news for women was just the opposite — somehow McCain had managed to find a woman running mate even more conservative than he is on women’s rights,” Richards [complained]. [Again, many of us are very encouraged. You can’t make such sweeping statements about women! I’d say that there are more women in this country who oppose Richards and PP than oppose Palin and McCain. If that’s not true now, it will be in just a generation or two.]
Richards called the naming of a pro-life woman to the ticket “heartbreaking news” after an “inspiring” week at the Democratic convention that saw Democratic delegates officially nominate pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama and his pro-abortion running mmate Joe Biden. [I’ll tell you what makes my heart break: thinking of the millions of people who should be here but aren’t, many of them who would be my age right now. Not to mention the people who have to live with it afterwards: mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, our whole society.]
In the statement LifeNews.com obtained, Richards says there is no chance a pro-life woman can complete the mission of Hillary Clinton, who hoped to be the first woman to be elected as president or vice-president. [We’ll see about that.]
“Right now there is so much shameless rhetoric from the Republicans about breaking the glass ceiling, especially from McCain and his running mate. What good does it do to break a glass ceiling with a woman who wants government to control women’s reproductive health,” Richards said. [She talks about shameless rhetoric yet uses that stupid “reproductive health” euphemism. And Palin’s ascendancy will do a great deal for all the future women who will not be violently killed in the womb.]
Of Palin’s view that, instead of abortions, women be given pregnancy help, support and better alternatives, Richards said, “That isn’t the world I want for my two daughters.” [She may not want it, but if her daughters are like lots of younger generations of women, they might want that world for themselves.]
The head of the nation’s largest abortion business admitted that she doesn’t just oppose McCain’s naming Palin as his running mate, she’s furious about the decision. [She should be furious. And scared.]
“I’m still having trouble expressing the depth of my anger about McCain’s choice of a running mate,” she said. “This shameless pandering to women — with a woman who doesn’t trust other women to make their own decisions about childbearing — has really got me going.” [I understand. I feel the same unexpressable rage at Planned Parenthood’s evil deeds and pandering not only to women but also to the children and teens who were lucky enough to be born. PP’s mission seems to be to ruin people’s lives at every stage of development.]
Both sides of the abortion debate appear to agree that, with the Alaska governor on board and both tickets complete, that there is a considerable contrast on abortion. [That’s quite an understatement. And thank God there is that contrast! And that prolifers actually do have some kind of choice in this election–at any rate, more of a choice than we expected to have.]
“The stakes in this election just got unbelievably higher. More than ever before, the November 4 election is the most important vote for women’s rights of my generation,” Richards said. [Now this I couldn’t have said better myself, although I disagree sharply with Richards on the definition of “women’s rights.” We are at a real turning point in our country’s history.]
“If you can only do one thing, it should be to tell every woman you meet that McCain and Palin are the most anti-choice, anti-women pair imaginable. Don’t stop at just telling your friends. You can bet that I’ll be telling strangers in the checkout line at the grocery store, the women I see at the gym, parents at my kids’ schools,” she encouraged abortion supporters. [Go right ahead and tell the world. It might have the opposite effect of what you intend. I’m laughing while thinking about what I would say to her if she came up to me in the grocery store or somewhere and started doing her shpiel!]
In closing, Richards provided a preview of the kind of attacks McCain and Palin can expect over the next eight weeks that remain in the election.
“Women trust other women to tell them the straight truth — and the straight truth is that McCain and Palin would take us back to a time when women had absolutely no right to decide whether or not to have a child,” Richards alledged. [Richards seems to be living in some parallel universe where people don’t realize that having children results from having sex and that having sex is completely decidable in nearly all cases. Either that or she just doesn’t want people to make good decisions about having sex because that would pretty much torpedo her industry.]
O Planned Parenthood, you always manage to make being pro-life a little easier!