Michelle Obama Lunches With Planned Parenthood Activist
by Steven Ertelt | Sarasota, FL | LifeNews.com | 1/27/12 2:57 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama was in Florida on Thursday afternoon for a private lunch reception with supporters of pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. While there, she met with an activist from the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
According to the Bradenton Herald:
Her visit to the fundraising reception at Caren Lobo’s house in the 3100 block of Bay Shore Road was among the stops she made in Florida following campaign visits from Republican primary candidates. She was also in Tampa and Palm Beach on Thursday.
Before Obama spoke to the crowd, guests were able to take photographs and chat with her. Among the guests was Barbara A. Zdravecky, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She spoke to Obama about women’s health care.
“She speaks from the heart,” said Zdravecky, adding that Obama touched on all the major issues affecting the country.
During the reception, Obama was “engaged” with the crowd, Zdravecky said. “She’s a real people person,” she added.
Michelle Obama is no stranger to mingling with representatives of the nation’s biggest abortion business and her chief of staff spoke to a pro-abortion event last year.
Last March, Obama gave an award to Pakistan’s Ghulam Sughra during the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington. 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.
The award recipients were also invited to the White House event that commemorated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and recognizing March as Women’s History Month in the United States. However, the president of the national Planned Parenthood abortion business was there.
Cecile Richards sent a message on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that she was “Celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.”
Other abortion advocates joined Richards, according to another tweet saying, “And with two of my heroines for women – [pro-abortion] Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nita Lowey – you are amazing.”
Visitor logs LifeNews.com obtained in February 2010 revealed what pro-life advocates suspected would happen once President Barack Obama took over as presdient. 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 president himself schmoozed with Richards in Texas last year at a private function.