Even before Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, released a video attempting to defend the organization in light of the fetal parts for sale video that has rocked the abortion profiteer, she had taken to Twitter to attempt a modicum of damage control. She failed.
It seems that Twitter users aren’t buying her spin, and they aren’t afraid to tell her so. Richards posted several tweets on July 15, the day after the video release, attempting to spin the video as an attack against her upstanding health care agency.
Instead of getting mounds of sympathy, Richards was met with sarcasm and anger. A sampling of the many tweets includes:
— Nice Catholic Girl (@nice_cath_girl) July 15, 2015
@CecileRichards crush it and compassionate don’t go together.
— stacey c. mccarty (@staypuffworld) July 16, 2015
— Schmitz (@PRS209) July 15, 2015
@CecileRichards If selling dismembered baby parts is compassion, I’d hate to see what you consider brutality.
— Howard Slugh (@HowardSlugh) July 15, 2015
Richards didn’t have much success with her declaration of fighting for patients, either. In fact, this comment turned rather ironically on her:
.@CecileRichards So in your twisted world, dismembering little kids and selling their organs and limbs is fighting for your patients? Got it
— Patrick Skacel (@PatrickSkacel) July 15, 2015
MT @CecileRichards We’ve fought for our ability to harvest and sell human organs before, and we’ll fight for them again and again.
— Huxley’s Ghost (@AF632) July 15, 2015
— Mark McClain (@MarkMMcClain) July 15, 2015
When that failed, Richards pulled the “the GOP hates us” card.
That went over as well as her other tweets:
.@CecileRichards You’re angry at the wrong people. Don’t get mad at the GOP because you were busted harvesting baby organs.
— BWG (@DonnaBee511) July 15, 2015
@CecileRichards no they think murdering and dismembering baby’s is evil and shouldn’t be paid for by tax payers!
— Jeff Brown (@GODBLESSUSA88) July 15, 2015
— OpenThreads (@OpenThreads) July 16, 2015
@CecileRichards – You really should just not tweet. You’re proving to the world what you’re really about…and its not pretty
— Ulysses (@Just_a_Texan) July 16, 2015
@CecileRichards Or maybe they just think selling baby parts for profit is disgusting. Idk, it’s a close call. *eye roll*
— Emily Zender (@EmilyMZender) July 15, 2015
— Mama Muddy (@sarahmudder) July 15, 2015
@CecileRichards awwwwww ur so misunderstood!!
— Carlos Danger (@cobrayrpb) July 15, 2015
@CecileRichards People attack PP because you MURDER babies you dunce
— Sara Nai (@Snai100) July 16, 2015
While there is a small group that is vocally supporting Planned Parenthood, the loudest voices are not. When “choice” is a watered down word, people may turn a blind eye, but when they hear someone sipping wine, munching food, and talking about how the forceps clamp in the right place to get the right body parts to sell, even people who believe in the right to abortion start to distance themselves from the sickness that is Planned Parenthood. Instead of cheering her on, most people are saying, “Hey, Cecile, the jig is up.”
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