Bush Daughter to Headline Texas Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

FORT WORTH, Texas — Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas on Wednesday.

Last June, in an interview with the New York Times, Bush called Planned Parenthood an “exceptional organization,” as she partners with the abortion and contraceptive giant through her non-profit organization Global Health Corps, which “mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity.”

“Every day I’m privileged to be part of a community bound by the belief that health is a human right. Our ability to dream big, to ignore the status quo, and to achieve results will ensure that by working together every woman, man, and child has the opportunity to live a healthy life,” Bush states of her mission on her Corps website.

The site lists Planned Parenthood as being a partner in Uganda, as well as in Zambia. Global Health Corps additionally partners with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for its work in the states.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told BuzzFeed on Saturday that it is “really exciting” that Bush will be headlining the Fort Worth fundraiser.

“It’s huge, and such a diverse crowd, a lot of elected officials, a lot of Republican sort of first families,” she stated. “I don’t know if she’s ever spoke at any [Planned Parenthood] event before.”

While Bush’s father has been known to identify as pro-life with exceptions, her mother has stated on several occasions that she believes abortion should remain legal—although she supports the idea of reducing the number of terminations.

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“[We should do] what we can to limit the number of abortions, to try to reduce the number of abortions in a lot of ways, and that is by talking about responsibility with girls and boys, by teaching abstinence—having abstinence classes everywhere in schools and in churches and in Sunday school,” Laura Bush told NBC’s “Today Show” in 2001.

“We are a nation of different generations and beliefs, seeing issues through different eras and different eyes. While cherishing life, I have always believed that abortion is a private decision, and there, no one can walk in anyone else’s shoes,” she also outlined in her 2010 memoir “Spoken From the Heart.”

Barbara Bush told the New York Times last June in an interview alongside Planned Parenthood’s president that her family agrees on the issue of same-sex “marriage,” however. The outlet noted that Bush had participated in a public service announcement for “marriage equality.”

“[T]he narrative was that I was breaking with my father. But I had talked to my dad about doing it, and he was very supportive,” Bush said. “But my parents raised us to use our voices for issues we care about, and I feel strongly about marriage equality.”

Bush attended an event last year supporting Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency.

Tickets for the Planned Parenthood fundraiser start at $150.

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  • InTheChurch

    This is not surprising. Most of Reagan’s kids are liberals.

  • libertynottyranny

    “Every day I’m privileged to be part of a community bound by the belief that health is a human right…” Life, on the other hand, is only for the privileged, chosen few. Which is why I can say out of one side of my mouth that “health” is a human right & advocate for the murder of millions of innocent children’snuff out the life of the yet born’ out of the other (side of the mouth)

    • NCOriolesFan

      You beat me to the comment – every woman, man, and child has the opportunity to live a healthy life,”

      Except the developing pre-born future of the world.

      She sounds more like a double speak republican.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Rev. Graham is right. This is a Nazi propaganda on the American soil. Women should get married and raise children instead of planning to kill them in wombs. No parent should be supportive of Nazi Youth movement. Some Americans and their secular servants are repeating the German parents of 80 years ago. Secularism is sinful. The Westerners need Christianity to protect children’s life.

    • johndoe

      Your nazi comments are an insult to everyone. This is not nazi propaganda. Your comment is ridiculous.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Killing the unborns because of women’s inconvenience or the governments’ belief in over-population is same as rounding up the Jews and massacring them. John, you should leave me alone. You should have gone to a Baptish church. You must stop hating the Christianity because Christianity is true and good.

        • johndoe

          I don’t hate christianity. There’s no comparison between abortion and what the nazis did.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Both are exactly the same in killing the innocent people. Abortion is worse; some Jews escaped the Nazi pursuit but the unborn children set for death are truly defenseless from the murderous grown-ups. White people need more number of descendants to continue the race. You guys should stop this suicidal practice at once. You guys are strong only when you have Christianity. Sodom perishes one way or another.

          • Florenca Mcdowell

            Both killed innocent people. Picture what abortion is: a needle stuck into the unborn child filled with saline solution to burn it to death. THEN THEY ABORTIONIST go in for the kill and literally pull the baby out in parts. Now that is what you defend as woman’s health care. Research what the Nazi’s did to their captives many, many experiments by doctors to see how people react.

          • libertynottyranny

            Agreed. The Nazi’s “only” murdered 6-12 million. The abortionists, pro-choicers have murdered 60 million in the US alone since 1973. So that’s an order of magnitude in difference, no comparison. So you are right, the abortion crowd is far worse than even Hitler’s satanic Nazi’s.

      • Florenca Mcdowell

        johndoe you have posted on this Christian site enough for us to know you are what the book calls an effeminate Ha man

  • Had the constitutional framers (like their 17th-century Colonial predecessors) established government and society upon Yahweh’s immutable/unchanging moral law (including Exodus 21:22-23 and the mandatory capital punishment for all murderers), Planned Parenthood wouldn’t exist and millions of infants would have never been slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs.

    There would certainly be no fund raiser for such murderers. This is just one of tens of thousands (millions when the murdered infants are counted) of consequences of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping as a result of the wind sown by the 18th-century founding fathers:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….

    “On February 27, 2009, James Dobson conceded that we have lost the culture wars. This is the consequence of Christians [including Dr. Dobson] having spent the last two centuries lopping at the rotten branches of our culture’s corrupt tree while watering and fertilizing its roots.

    “We should lop away at the tree’s corrupt branches (infanticide, sodomy, the economy, etc.). However, until the root of these problems is biblically addressed, we will never shut down the infanticide mills, we will never defeat the sodomites, and we will never fix the economy. In short, we will never win the culture wars. This issue is more than important for anyone concerned about God, our nation, and the future of our posterity, it’s the cutting- edge issue of our day….”

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  • Florenca Mcdowell

    She has spoken of this many times before. Sad that the PP supporters say a woman health care give them the right to terminate and unborn child. Barbara NOT every life since you support MURDER OF THE UNBORN.