Felicity Huffman, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning star of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is the latest Hollywood heavyweight to promote abortion. In a blog post, the pro-abortion group NARAL thanked Huffman for touting the group in a local Los Angeles television interview.
But Huffman went far beyond that. She was the co-chair of the September 15 NARAL Power of Chocie luncheon where the chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker. NARAL said Huffman “is one of the entertainment community’s greatest champions of a woman’s right to choose.”
“Last February, she joined us in Washington, D.C. as the mistress of ceremonies for NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Roe v. Wade 38th anniversary luncheon,” the group said. “Felicity Huffman is helping us get the word out about our Power of Choice event. Just today, she appeared on KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles’ morning news to speak out for a woman’s right to make personal, private medical decisions, and to promote the Power of Choice Summit and Reception.”
“We’re thankful for Felicity’s outspoken support, and excited to have her join us in L.A. tomorrow,” NARAL added.
Huffman is no stranger to promoting abortion and NARL and she and her husband William H. Macy performed a musical duet at a NARAL event earlier this year.
In 2006, Huffman and Macy issued a Planned Parenthood fundraising letter. The couple, married in 1997, urged Planned Parenthood supporters to donate to the abortion business — saying it’s time for abortion activists to get on the offense after years of responding to pro-life advocates.
Huffman, a star on television’s Desperate Housewives, and Macy, known for his role in ER and movies such as Sahara, Seabiscuit, and Jurassic Park, say they are “sick” of “watching freedoms we take for granted being rolled back bit by bit.”
“It turns out America is sick of it, too,” they claim and celebrate the November elections that handed control of Congress to pro-abortion lawmakers.
“We support Planned Parenthood because we believe life is sacred,” they ironically say. “If you share our beliefs, we urge you to donate to Planned Parenthood.”
Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, told LifeNews.com that she thinks Huffman and Macy are out of step with most Americans.
“Celebrities live up to their reputation of Hollywood, not American, values when they support Planned Parenthood’s radical agenda,” Wright said. Planned Parenthood already receives obscene amounts of government funding and corporate donations and they charge for their services. Yet they have the audacity to beg for personal donations in order to lobby for more government funding.”
The actors say they agree with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, who wrote in a strategy memo last month that the abortion business needs to star playing offense.
“And we can’t wait to join her. That’s why we hope you’ll make a year-end gift to Planned Parenthood,” Huffman and Macy say. “Because if you think anti-choice extremists are going to roll over and play dead while Rep. Nancy Pelosi helps to restore lost reproductive freedoms, think again.”
“If these groups achieve what they’re shooting for, we could lose all the freedoms that we take for granted today. And they will be relentless in pursuing their goals,” the couple conclude.
Huffman and Macy campaigned for pro-abortion presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004.
ACTION: Voice your opposition to William Macy and Felicity Huffman’s pro-abortion activism. Send a note to William Macy, c/o ID Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 and to Felicity Huffman, c/o Wolf-Kasteler PR, 355 North Maple Drive, Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.