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Politico reports this morning that Ivanka Trump held a “secret” meeting with Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards after her father’s inauguration to find “common ground on the contentious issue of abortion”:
— POLITICO (@politico) April 6, 2017
In the weeks following her fathers inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion. The first daughter requested a sit-down with Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood and a vocal surrogate for Hillary Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail, to talk about an organization that is being targeted by Republicans seeking to defund it because it provides abortions, among other womens health services like cancer screenings. Their under-the-radar meeting a rarity between a well-known Democratic activist and a close adviser to a Republican president has not been previously reported.
The purpose of the meeting, from Ceciles point of view, was to make sure that Ivanka fully understood what Planned Parenthood does, how it is funded, and why it would be a terrible idea for Planned Parenthood to be removed from being able to see Medicaid patients, said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The main thing that Cecile Richards was doing was explaining that the money doesnt actually go to abortions we get reimbursed the same way a hospital does. We were clearing up misinformation about how this works.
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