Planned Parenthood President Rallies Troops at Democratic Convention

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 27, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood President Rallies Troops at Democratic Convention

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 27, 2004

Boston, MA ( — While pro-life Democrats have just one speaker who will take the podium at the Democratic convention, Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt was one of the few non-lawmakers invited to address the delegates at the Boston event.

"I’m here today, not only as president of Planned Parenthood’s political arm. I’m here as a mother and grandmother," Feldt told the audience.

"When I was a young wife and mother of three, the birth control pill saved my life," Feldt said. "My life experience taught me the value of choice to a woman’s health, hopes, and dreams."

Feldt referred to the April pro-abortion march in Washington that attracted less than half of the number of marchers organizers expected.

"We marched for freedom, for justice, and for the human right to make our own childbearing decisions," Feldt said. "We marched with the determination that one day soon we will have an Administration whose policies respect our hard-won rights."

The speech from the leader of the nation’s largest abortion business failed to convince Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America.

"Gloria Feldt could write the dictionary for Orwellian speech," Wright told

"’Freedom’ to Planned Parenthood is the ability to kill the youngest member of your family," Wright explained. "’Justice’ includes supporting forced abortions in China. ‘The right to make childbearing decisions’ extends to violent criminals who decide that a pregnant women’s pre-baby should be brutally taken from her."

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the abortion business, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry earlier this year. That’s the first time the group has made an endorsement in a presidential race.