Pro-Abortion Michelle Obama to Headline AME Event

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 28, 2012   |   9:28AM   |   Washington, DC

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest Black religious denomination in America today, has announced that it will host pro-abortion First Lady Michelle Obama at the 49th Session of the General Conference on Thursday. President Barack Obama addressed the AME Conference in 2008 when he was a U.S. Senator.

Presiding Prelate Vashti Murphy McKenzie, said he was delighted Obama, who strongly supports abortion and has defended the legality of partial-birth abortions, would deliver the keynote address.

“We are extremely honored First Lady Michelle Obama will be sharing her thoughts at this quadrennial meeting,” he said. “Mrs. Obama’s commitment to family as the Mother-In- Chief is encouraging to women around the world and her leadership in fighting childhood obesity has been embraced by many of our congregations in the United States.”

However, Obama has a history of violating Biblical principles related to the care and protection of human life.

In 2004, during Barack Obama’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, Michelle Obama came under fire for a letter she wrote defending partial-birth abortions. The 2004  letter, written to help Obama in his campaign for his U.S. Senate seat, opposes the ban on the abortion procedure.

In February 2004, Michelle Obama penned a fundraising letter to help her husband Barack raise funds for his Illinois-based Senate seat.

The letter contends the federal ban on partial-birth abortions “is clearly unconstitutional” and “a flawed law.”   Though the three-day-long partial-birth abortion procedure involves the partial birth of a baby during the middle trimester of pregnancy and the jamming of scissors into the back of her head to kill her, Obama’s wife describes it as “legitimate” medicine.   “The fact remains, with no provision to protect the heath of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned,” Michelle Obama writes in the letter.

She also said the Bush administration should not encourage the abortion practitioners who sued to reverse the ban to drop their lawsuit to make it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court later sided with Bush and Congress in saying the ban is legitimate.

In closing, Obama told prospective donors that they could “count on” Barack to “keep the Bush team from appointing the Supreme Court justice that will vote against Roe v. Wade.”

More recently, Michelle Obama lunched with a Planned Parenthood activist. Before that, 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.”

The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a membership of more than three million people worldwide with an even broader range of influence. There are approximately 7,500 churches throughout North and South America as well as Europe, Africa and India.