After sending out a fundraising email expressing that 2017's new Congress was going to be "the most dangerous moment" in their organization's history, Planned Parenthood's President Cecile Richards tweeted out some New Year's resolution advice to her 96,000 followers.
Start your 2017 off on the right foot - no time like the present to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood! https://t.co/a1vXvroOB5
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) January 2, 2017
Richards faced criticism for her casual advertisement of the abortion clinic, with many Twitter users calling her out for her callous statement. Many referenced the 2015 undercover videos displaying Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts.
How much do you guys get for a right foot? MT @CecileRichards Start your 2017 off on the right foot
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) January 2, 2017
@CecileRichards PPH has a quota folks they need a budget on baby parts for expensive hotels and fancy cars.
— Deplorable Curtis (@netstarman) January 2, 2017
Another Planned Parenthood executive made headlines this week when the U.S. House of Representatives' investigative report into the Planned Parenthood undercover videos was released on Wednesday.
The unnamed executive was asked by investigators if it bothered her that StemExpress, the company selling the fetal tissue, was making a profit on the tissue. The executive responded, "It's none of my concern. It doesn't bother me."
With a Republican majority in both chambers of Congress, Planned Parenthood faces the strong possibility of losing the taxpayer funds currently afforded to them by the federal government.