Ivanka Trump Confronted By Planned Parenthood CEO & It Was Fantastic (DETAILS)


Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, his daughter Ivanka was used as the face of Trump’s sensitivity to women’s issues. After all, Trump had given women many reasons to believe that the GOP candidate for president was a misogynist considering his views on pregnancy and employment, women in the workplace, and especially his right to sexually assault women as a wealthy celebrity.

Now, as many American women face the loss of the healthcare wins they have so long fought to gain, Ivanka Trump has nothing to say. She may have talked a good game about women’s rights to maternity leave while she stood at a lectern and attempted to soften her father’s disregard for women, but she’s oddly silent while committees of men work to take away women’s healthcare.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards said that she has not failed to note this silence and called out Ivanka Trump specifically for it, saying that her silence has been “deafening.”

Calling the Trump-backed bill, the American Healthcare Act, ” the most anti-woman bill that I have ever seen,” Richards also said that:

‘Many senators from both parties are really disturbed by what they’re seeing in terms of taking away basic access to health care, making more people uninsured, and definitely taking away things like maternity benefits for women […] Any woman who votes for this bill is betraying every woman in America.’

It isn’t only the women who vote for the bill who is “betraying every woman in America,” however. It is also the woman who used her public platform to assure women that her own views on women’s health and rights would be shared by her father who now turns a blind eye as women’s essential healthcare needs are taken away.

As Cecile Richards so accurately and pointedly noted during her interview:

‘It’s time for Ivanka to … stand for women.’

The fight to ensure the basic healthcare needs for women should not end once the political expediency of arguing for them is no longer necessary to an election. Right-wing news writers may have hailed Ivanka Trump as a “feminist” who was on their side, but it is not enough, it has never been enough, to simply talk the talk.

Right now, as the few gains in women’s access to basic healthcare needs is on the chopping block, it is also time to walk the walk.

For the full interview with Cecile Richards, see video below:

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