Planned Parenthood Sends Letter to Supporters Lauding Free Birth Control for Four More Years

By Penny Starr | November 7, 2012 | 3:40 PM EST

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards (AP photo/Ron Edmonds).

( – In a letter e-mailed to supporters on Wednesday, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said she was “thrilled” that President Barack Obama was reelected, because it ensures four more years of free birth control.

“After a year of relentless, outrageous attacks on women's health and rights, I am thrilled today to be celebrating the re-election of President Barack Obama,” Richards wrote.

“Now we can count on another four years of a president who is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood,” Richards wrote. “We can count on birth control with no co-pays, and increased access to affordable care.

Calling the nation’s biggest abortion provider “a voice for women’s health and rights,” Richards warned that opposition to Obamacare and its birth control and abortifacient mandate is “strong.”

“It's still hard to believe that so many politicians were prepared to cut women off from cancer screenings and birth control just to make a political point — and you can bet they won't be quiet in the weeks and months to come,” Richards’ letter states.

Richards said she is “confident we can take on any fights to come.”

According to its latest annual report, PPFA received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a 12-month period and performed 329,455 abortions.