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When it comes to “shot-chaser” memes, this one — featuring Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and The Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro — should be immediately inducted into the Shot-Chaser Hall of Fame.

Our story begins with Richards slamming a leaked internal White House document, which contains repeated references to “fertility awareness.” The document was obtained exclusively by Crooked Media:

Fertility awareness methods—including the so-called “rhythm method”—are birth control alternatives popular among social conservatives, who advance dubious claims that prescription contraception is abortifacient.

These methods, by which women seek to avoid pregnancy by tracking ovulation, are “about 76% effective,” meaning “24 out of 100 couples who use FAMS will have a pregnancy each year,” according to Planned Parenthood.

Needless to say, Richards was livid:

Nice shot. Then came the chaser from Shapiro:

Twitter responded, with user James feigned horror at the very thought of being a parent:

Margaret played on PP's name, seemingly suggesting perhaps a more accurate name for America's largest abortion provider might be “Planned Unparenthood”:

In response to Shapiro's tweet, Katarina and Logan thought they caught Richards admitting life begins at conception:

Jack's a big fan of the rhythm method for one obvious reason:

Finally, Sienna pretty much thought Shapiro's tweet was “game, set, match”:

Incidentally, the battle is just beginning.

On cue, The Washington Post on Wednesday launched a broadside against the Trump administration in response to the leaked document: “The Trump administration’s attack on family planning is an attack on women’s economic well-being.”

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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