Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

There are some ironies in politics that emerge when you least expect them. The latest is found in Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richard's new book. Richards says that their daughter Lily was "unplanned," but she and her husband chose life. "In the end, we came to the same conclusion millions of people do: there was never going to be a 'perfect' time to have kids, but just like everything else, we'd figure it out." Richards also said "raising our three kids – Lily, Hannah and Daniel – is, bar none, the absolute best thing I've ever done." These are surprising admissions from the president of the nation's number one abortion business. And she reminds us that the treasuring of children and respect for life even in unplanned pregnancy is acknowledged by leaders who don't identify as pro-life.