- 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.

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.”


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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.