Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said what women really "need" for Valentine’s Day are “safe” and “legal” abortions.
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In a brief Vine video posted to Twitter Monday, Richards held up a series of cue cards with the prompt, “#WhatWomenNeed…for Valentine’s Day.”
Written on the cards were "maternity care,” “cancer screenings," “birth control" and "safe + legal" abortions.
#WhatWomenNeed for Valentine's Day: http://t.co/6oQu28YZMa
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) February 10, 2014
Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in the United States and performed an estimated 327,166 abortions in 2012, according to its annual report. Planned Parenthood says abortions make up 3 percent of its total health services.
The #WhatWomenNeed hashtag was kicked off last week by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who used it to call for affordable childcare.
For Valentine’s Day, few things in the world are better than chocolate. This is one of them: https://t.co/pJPMMNKLrE#WhatWomenNeed
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 6, 2014
Join House Ds and share your thoughts on #WhatWomenNeed from Congress this Valentine's Day: http://t.co/Tg3jtqMwQjpic.twitter.com/L5uaNqIoTw
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 10, 2014
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