In a post this morning I mentioned actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have made PSAs for Planned Parenthood this year. Now Amy Poehler can be added to the list of celebrities making pro-Planned Parenthood pitches. From a PP email yesterday…
Richards has been CEO of PP for 5 of its most tumultuous years, when it was nailed in stings and actualities for underage rape cover-up, fraud, racism, and aiding and abetting sex traffickers.
And yet Richards made Time’s top 100 most influential people this year as “a portrait in grace, intellect and determination… dedicated… tenacious organizer, talented… always wins… leads with diplomacy… proud mother of three, a devoted wife and gracious company,” as Nancy Pelosi described.
Any other CEO would have been fired by now. Being the CEO of Planned Parenthood cannot be rewarding or enjoyable these days. Richards must constantly play defense – and will for the foreseeable future. Her plight will only grow worse if Obama is defeated.
Richards won’t always be CEO of PP. When she leaves, PP will lose valuable star power.
Planned Parenthood relies way too much on Hollywood and political star power, which it won’t always have. Imagine when that day comes.
Pro-lifers, meanwhile, rely on ideology power, truth power – winning through persuasion. This will rule the day in the long run, which we are seeing.
From the 2000 movie, Coyote Ugly:
Girl: Can I ask you something?
Girl: What does Coyote Ugly mean?
Lil: Did you ever wake up sober after a one night stand, and the person you’re next to is lying on your arm, and they’re so ugly, you’d rather chew off your arm then risk waking ‘em? That’s coyote ugly.
Girl: My God. Well, why would you name your bar after something like that?
Lil: Oh, ’cause Cheers was taken.
Someday the masses will consider Planned Parenthood coyote ugly.
[Photo of Richards via Time]