Obama Hires Planned Parenthood Official to Run Campaign in NC
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/12/11 2:58 PM
President Barack Obama has worked closely with Planned Parenthood to promote abortion since his election in 2008 and that relationship grew closer as he has hired a former abortion business official to run his campaign in North Carolina.
The Obama campaign hired Lindsay Siler, the former director of public policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, to head its efforts in North Carolina, one of the pivotal battleground states Obama took from the Republican column in 2008 to pave his way to the White House.
In 2007, Siler worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Obama’s former Democratic rival turned Secretary of State, and now she is excited to help perhaps the most pro-abortion president since Roe v. Wade get another four years to force Americans to fund abortions and the Planned Parenthood abortion business domestically and abroad with taxpayer dollars.
“They were truly building a collective voice, the grass-roots organization we’ve all dreamt about,” she told the Charlotte Observer about what she saw in the Obama campaign in 2008 so, when asked to head up the North Carolina shop this time, she added, “there was no way I was going to pass that up.”
About her time at Planned Parenthood, she told the newspaper, her working for the abortion business was no surprise.
“Either I was born a feminist and was raised an activist,” she says, “or I was born an activist and raised a feminist.”
Obama curried favor with the head of Planned Parenthood in May when he met with about 50 people during a dinner at a posh home in West Lake Hills, Texas owned by venture capitalist Blaine Wesner and philanthropist Alexa Wesner. There, leading Democrats forked out $35,800 per person and $50,000 per couple to attend the swanky event with the president.
Although a public list of the names of the guest was not released, one prominent attendee outed herself: Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.
“Dinner with President Obama in my home town! Doesn’t get nuch [sic] better than that,” she said on Twitter.
Richards is one of the most frequent visitors to the White House and top Obama administration events and she last spent time with the Obamas when Michelle Obama gave an award to Pakistan’s Ghulam Sughra during the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington in March. Sughra was honored along with other recipients of the International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony where Obama said that, by overcoming fear and speaking up, the award winners had inspired other women to use their voices.
Visitor logs LifeNews.com obtained in February 2010 revealed what pro-life advocates suspected would happen once President Barack Obama took over as president. He and his administration have allowed the Planned Parenthood abortion business unfettered access to the White House and top staffers.
At that time, Richards had visited the White House and spent time with Obama administration officials on four occasions.
The close relationship prompted Obama to reject requests from pro-life Speaker John Boehner to cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood.