Cecile Richards, the outgoing president of the nation’s largest abortion provider, has a new book coming out in April: “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story.” Her book already has some reviews from big names on Amazon including twice failed presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Clinton writes that in the book, “with humor, heart, and hope, Cecile Richards offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
“For more than a decade,” Clinton says fondly, “America has known Cecile Richards as the fierce and fearless president of Planned Parenthood. Make Trouble offers a window into her life: the early organizing effort that landed her in the principal’s office; the historic campaign of her mother, Ann Richards, for governor of Texas; her courageous leadership on behalf of women; her travels during the 2016 presidential election; and the lessons she’s learned from the outpouring of activism America has seen since.”
Her review is in line with the mutual admiration between Planned Parenthood and Clinton over the 2016 election which included the organization’s first endorsement of a presidential candidate and Clinton promising on the campaign trail, "I will always defend Planned Parenthood and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported and protected, not undermined, misrepresented and demonized. As your president, I will always have your back."
In her review, feminist Gloria Steinem called Richards “the best teacher on earth—someone you trust.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) praised the head of Planned Parenthood’s “humor,” calling the book a “must read.”
“With insight and humor, Cecile Richards offers a call to action for aspiring organizers and leaders,” she wrote. “A must-read for anyone hoping to make a difference and trying to figure out where to start.”
As California Attorney General, despite bringing charges against the makers of undercover videos highlighting Planned Parenthood’s alleged trafficking in fetal tissue, Sen. Harris accepted campaign donations from Planned Parenthood in 2016.
Richards also got a positive review from abortion doctor Willie Parker.
“Cecile Richards has always been willing to act up, if need be, to make a difference,” he wrote. “Make Trouble is more than a memoir, it’s a how-to manual for effecting change.”
Parker, who made a round of media appearances this past year, argues that when pro-lifers express concern over the disproportionately high rate of abortion in the black community they are trying to control every woman’s fertility as part of a larger plot to preserve white privilege.
He was also featured in a somewhat gruesome interview in Esquire where he coolly identified aborted baby parts for the interviewer.
Planned Parenthood performed 321,384 abortions over this past year, according to their latest annual report. Since Richard’s took the helm in 2006, the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performs each year increased by nearly 11 percent.