Ironic? [Dan Collins]
I think “completely fucked up” is more appropriate:
In a May 3 e-mail blast, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s president, Cecile Richards, asked recipients to “Make a Mother’s Day Gift” by donating to the organization – a solicitation that some critics say is ironic given that many Planned Parenthood clinics perform abortions. [emphasis mine]
The e-mail reads:
“Dear Friend, Join us! Make a Mother’s Day gift. My daughter, Hannah, recently wrote this for a national magazine:
‘I was raised by strong women. My mom, Cecile Richards, fights daily for women’s reproductive rights and social justice as president of Planned Parenthood. It’s a legacy she got from her mom (my late grandma), Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas. I’ve learned that the most rewarding battles in life are those waged for something you truly believe in.’ …
“… As Mother’s Day approaches, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and hope you’ll join me. Happy Mother’s Day.”
Unfortunately, there’s no point in making this shit up.