Those two are THAT naive that they would do somethiung like this and expect Planned Parenthood to turn on one of it’s core missions ?
Anmd they would think that the offer wouldn’t be exposed?
In a riveting passage from Cecile Richards’ new memoir, the Planned Parenthood chief says Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were, during Donald Trump’s 2016 transition as president-elect, so eager to be recognized as shrewd political dealmakers that the soon-to-be first daughter and her husband made an offer that felt like a “bribe”: an increase in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in exchange for its agreement to stop providing abortions.
Richards, in Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead, out Tuesday, says she was leery of taking the meeting in January 2017, but, after the defeat of Planned Parenthood’s champion, Hillary Clinton, she was open to finding possible new allies in the president-elect’s more moderate-leaning daughter and son-in-law.
The organization, after all, was a favorite target of Trump and the GOP. Shortly after the election, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced his intentions to defund Planned Parenthood and get rid of Obamacare. While he hasn’t succeeded, Planned Parenthood and its services continues to be a lightning rod for the right….
Scott P says
Remember when Ivanka and Jared were lauded as the “socially liberal” voice in the White House?
Shame on anyone who bought that BS.
In the begging….
Maybe they thought Planned Parenthood was a s stupid as they where ?
If they were trying to cut a deal to save funding for Planned Parenthood, that is exactly how they were proceeding.