Apr 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Ivanka quietly met with the president of Planned Parenthood

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Ivanka Trump secretly requested a meeting with the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, following her father's inauguration, Politico first reported and Axios confirmed. Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, revealed the details of the meeting:

"The purpose of the meeting, from Cecile's point of view, was to make sure that Ivanka fully understood what Planned Parenthood does... [Richards] was explaining that the money doesn't actually go to abortions — we get reimbursed the same way a hospital does. We were clearing up misinformation about how this works."

Why it matters: While it's unclear how receptive Ivanka was to the meeting, it's known that she has influence over her father, and her willingness to try to find common ground with the organization that Republicans' want to defund could have an impact on the Trump administration's views.

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