In an interview on Fusion TV, a Disney-owned cable and satellite network, Richards said she believes the lives of her own children began only at the moment she chose to give birth to them.
“For you, when does life start?” interviewer Jorge Ramos asked Richards on the Fusion program America. “When does a human being become a human being?”
Stumbling awkwardly through her response, an uncomfortable Richards answered that “this is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries and people come down on very different points of view.”
Ramos attempted to corner the cagey Richards: “But for you what's that point?” — a question which the Planned Parenthood functionary dodged by lamely responding: “I mean, it’s not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” before haltingly saying that “I think every woman has to make her own decision.”
Richards insisted that “what we do at Planned Parenthood is make sure women have all their options for health care. They have an option to have a healthy pregnancy. They have an option to put up a child for adoption if they decide to carry a pregnancy to term, or they have a right to make a decision to terminate a pregnancy”— terminate being Planned Parenthood's preferred way of referring to the murderous abortion procedure.
Bringing Richards back to his original question, Ramos wondered why it would be “so controversial for you to say when you think life starts.” Richards questioned how such a common-sense question was “relevant to the conversation,” but dove in nonetheless by offering that “I'm a mother of three children. For me life began when I delivered them.
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