Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, penned a letter this week to President Donald Trump, inviting him to “see the devastating impact” that “blocking access” to the organization would have on women.
Richards’ impassioned note came along with an offer for Trump to visit one of the group’s health care centers in Iowa, a state he spent time in this week.
The Planned Parenthood leader, who has been unabashedly critical of Trump since he won the 2016 presidential election, used the letter to warn the commander-in-chief that the Republican health care bill will purportedly put women at risk.
Read the note below:
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) June 20, 2017
“Since the first days of your administration, women’s health care has been under assault,” the text reads. “Endangering the lives of low-income women around the globe, undermining a woman’s ability to decide if and when to have a child, and making it harder for people to have and raise a family.”
Richards went on to argue that the repeal bill will cause millions of women to loose insurance and that it will block people with Medicaid coverage from using Planned Parenthood’s services.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) June 21, 2017
Trump, who had praised the women’s health care organization during the 2016 campaign for doing good work, has also spoken out against the clinic chain’s standing as the nation’s largest abortion provider. He apparently didn’t respond to the clinic visit offer.