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Not even Planned Parenthood’s chief thinks comedienne’s abortion jokes at weekend’s WHCD were OK

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Cecile Richards, soon-to-be ex-chief of Planned Parenthood, was one of many who were entirely unimpressed by comedienne Michelle Wolf's abortion jokes during Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

What did Wolf say, anyway?

Wolf, who served as the dinner's entertainment, told several off-color jokes during the dinner, but few were so ill-received as the ones she told about abortion.

"I know a lot of you are very anti-abortion unless it's the one you got for your secret mistresses," she quipped.

She also took aim at Vice President Mike Pence and added, "Mike Pence is also very anti-choice — he thinks abortion is murder. Which, first of all, don't knock it 'til you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it — you got to get that baby out of there."

Despite backlash, Wolf said that she wouldn't change a thing about her controversial remarks.

"I wouldn't change a single word that I said," Wolf told NPR in an interview Monday. "I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad that I stuck to my guns."

What did Richards say in response to Wolf's comments?

Richards, who spoke with CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, said that she didn't feel it was appropriate for Wolf to make light of abortion through such jokes.

"This isn't a topic that I make jokes about because, of course, I see what women face in this country just to access care and how much stigma and shame there already is in America," Richards said after watching footage of Wolf's jokes from the dinner.

The Planned Parenthood president also suggested that Wolf made the comments in order to mock abortion opponents.

"I think she was also making the point that a lot of the folks, male politicians in particular, who rail against access to safe and legal abortion do so until it's something that they actually find benefits themselves," Richards added.

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