Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards mocked the use of natural family planning (NFP) as a method of birth control, asserting that women’s intake or implantation of artificial hormones in their bodies is what is best.
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion and of artificial birth control in the United States and has been receiving taxpayer funding for distributing artificial birth control through federal family planning grants and Medicaid.
Richards gave credit to artificial birth control for the lowest teen pregnancy rate in U.S. history and lowest abortion rate since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
Additionally, during her interview with Brown, Richards referred to a “leaked memo” supposedly obtained by website Crooked that reportedly stated the Trump administration is “going to try to redirect all the family planning programs, where millions of women … get access to affordable birth control, to now begin to use it for fertility awareness.”
Moreover, prior to ACA implementation, many women were already able to access prescription contraceptives with no cost sharing through publicly funded family planning services, including Medicaid coverage and Title X–funded family planning centers.
— Women in the World (@WomenintheWorld) December 6, 2017
In a leaked memo, it came to light that the administration wanted to move to “natural family planning” — like the rhythm method.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) October 26, 2017