Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards was widely mocked on Twitter Sunday after she used Mother’s Day as an excuse to bash President Donald Trump for attempting to repeal and replace the burdens of Obamacare.
“Nothing says ‘I love you, Mom!’ like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need,” Richards tweeted Sunday.
Nothing says “I love you, Mom!” like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need. https://t.co/uFRM9UeosH
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) May 14, 2017
Her tweet also linked to an op-ed she wrote for Time Magazine on Sunday. In that op-ed, Richards ripped Trump for supporting the passage of the American Health Care Act, which Richards says will strip away the health rights for women and millions of Americans, while simultaneously lying about the truths of the AHCA.
According to Richards, simply being a woman will become a “pre-existing condition” if Republicans repeal Obamacare.
“The fact that mothers reproduce will now be our economic burden. Under this health care plan, being a woman will once again be a pre-existing condition in America,” Richards wrote.
She added that Republicans want to deny women access to adequate birth control.
“Needless to say, the outlook for any woman hoping to avoid unintended pregnancy for the next four years is pretty bleak,” Richards wrote.
Throughout the op-ed, Richards painted a mostly bleak picture, reciting Democratic talking points and mistruths, many of which were debunked by Republican policy leaders earlier this month when the AHCA was initially passed in the House.
So instead of celebrating Mother’s Day, Richards encouraged readers to “commit to fighting” against Trump.
“So this Mother’s Day, instead of taking your mom out to brunch or sending chocolate, commit to fighting for a government that recognizes that women deserve basic human rights and protections — including the right to decide when and whether to become a mom,” Richards wrote.
However, given that Richards leads the number one provider of abortion in America — which prevents women from becoming mothers through the murder of unborn babies — many found Richards’ tweet, op-ed and general sentiment to be off base and lacking self-awareness:
@CecileRichards Nothing says “I love you, Mom!” Like the deafening silence of a dead baby who will never say “I love you, Mom!” Amiright?
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards Nothing says “I hate you, child” by terminating his or her life.
— Connor Boyack (@cboyack) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like a tweet from leader of a group that terminates motherhood.
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards How many women did you deny motherhood this week. Your justice will come.
— Marta Lisle (@UrUnpaidPundit) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards Honest question: WTF is wrong with you?
— Jared (@jaredstill) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards You should ask the aborted babies if they love there moms.
— JForch (@JForch56) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards Nothing says “I love you, Mom!” quite like making sure as few women as possible hear it. Never mind decency. Have you no sense of shame?
— Richard DeCamp (@richdecamp) May 14, 2017
— David Brown (@DaveSabreBrown) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards You mean to say “the right of mothers to kill their children”
— Steve (@SVH2) May 14, 2017
@CecileRichards Nothing says “love you mom” like brutally traumatizing expectant mothers & killing their offspring ♂️
— Ornery Young Gunz (@OrneryYG) May 14, 2017
One person was even kind enough to give Richards a bit of advice:
@CecileRichards Maybe one “holiday” you want to skip.
— A (@Muelann) May 14, 2017