Press Interview

How Cecile Richards strengthened the pro-life movement

Jan 30, 2018

“Cecile Richards’ leadership at Planned Parenthood was unique because of the high profile, media-savvy nature of her presence. Her presidency coincided with a turn in the abortion rights movement toward a much more aggressive stance toward dissidence,” said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“For many years, the abortion industry had operated in a cultural eco-system that saw abortion as regrettable even by many who wanted it legal. The abortion industry of course did not share that characterization but was unwilling, at least for many years, to launch any overt measures to counter such a sentiment,” he said. “Sadly, during the tenure of Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry as a whole, have brazenly attempted to do just that—convince the public that abortion is to be considered a positive good. Short-term, public opinion may be swayed that direction. Long-term, the human conscience will not.”

Read the full interview here.

Kate Shellnut

Kate Shellnut is an associate editor at Christianity Today. Read More