- The Washington Times - Friday, February 28, 2014

The president of Planned Parenthood doesn’t believe that the question “When does life start?” is relevant to a discussion on the services her organization provides.

“It is not something that I feel is really part of this conversation,” Cecile Richards said while appearing on Fusion’s “America with Jorge Ramos” on Thursday, Twitchy reported.


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Mrs. Richards went on to say that she didn’t think Planned Parenthood should have to answer a question that “will be debated through the centuries.”

Mr. Ramos, a journalist, was persistent, asking her “Why would it be so controversial for you to say when you believe life starts?”


“I don’t know if it’s really controversial. I don’t know if it’s really relevant to the conversation. For me, I’m a mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them,” Ms. Richards replied.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2010, 765,651 abortions were reported to the agency from 49 reporting areas.