George Clooney Backs Planned Parenthood at White House

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 30, 2012   |   1:25PM   |   Washington, DC

Most of the attention in the after-event reporting on the White House Correspondents Dinner is on President Barack Obama and the jokes he told that surprised some of the attendees.

But Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, who attended the event, was delighted to meet one famous Hollywood actor she described as a supporter of the abortion business in tweets she sent afterwards.

“Great to be at #WHCD, nice words from George Clooney,” Richards tweeted, along with a picture of her standing next to the actor. There is no word on the content of those “nice words” Richard Clooney told her, but there’s no chance they would be welcome by pro-life advocates.














Clooney is known for his liberal politics:  “I’m a liberal. I’m confused when that became a bad word…” George Clooney told CNN’s Larry King on February 16, 2006. “It’s interesting. I think what happened over a period of time probably in the late ’80s when it became sort of a political tool.”

In February 2010, Clooney was the architect behind the MTV “Hope for Haiti Now” campaign that was criticized for donating proceeds to a pro-abortion group.