Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez to Speak at Democrat Convention

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 22, 2012   |   1:45PM   |   Washington, DC

The president of the nation’s biggest abortion business will be a featured speaker at the Democratic convention that will be held in September to nomination pro-abortion President Barack Obama for another four-year term.

In 2008, the Democratic National Committee allowed Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business which Obama has funded despite its coverup of child rape, to speak from the stage. Nancy Keenan, the head of NARAL, and one of the pro-abortion activists to endorse Obama early in the 2008 election, spoke as well.

Both will be back this time around and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who has been a surrogate for Obama promoting the pro-abortion HHS mandate, will speak as well.

The speakers list released this morning by the Democratic National Committee includes U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin; Former assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth; Denise Juneau, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Montana; Caroline Kennedy; Lilly Ledbetter;  actress Eva Longoria;  U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland.; California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. All of them are strong abortion proponents.

Keenan said she is “thrilled to be chosen as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.”

“It’s an honor to be able to speak to the delegates, honored guests, and American public watching at home about why we must re-elect President Barack Obama,” she said in a note to pro-abortion members of NARAL. “As I stand on stage at the convention, I will amplify your pro-choice voices. I will speak on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s million member-activists, and all Americans who understand that women–not politicians–should be able to make personal, private health-care decisions.”

Keenan also praised the DNC for keeping its pro-abortion commitment.

“As you may remember, I served on the Democratic platform committee and represented all of you at our platform drafting meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month. I’m proud that the Democratic Party is again reaffirming its commitment to protect women’s reproductive rights through the party platform, and by choosing so many pro-choice speakers for the convention,” she said.

“NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed President Obama for re-election because he understands the issue of choice is a deeply personal one. Throughout his first term, President Obama has been committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and making reproductive-health care more accessible and affordable for women. His administration has enacted critical reproductive-health policies that will affect generations to come,” Keenan added. “To prevail against the War on Women, we must defeat the Romney-Ryan ticket and send President Obama back to the White House for four more years. I’m proud to take that message to Charlotte next month on behalf of all of you.”



The Democratic Party has already turned back efforts by pro-life Democrats to moderate its pro-abortion position and add any language to its platform showing it welcomes Democrats who oppose abortion. As LifeNews has reported, the Democratic National Committee has officially rejected an effort by pro-life Democrats to get the party to include them in its platform that calls for keeping unlimited abortions legal and paid for at taxpayer expense.

Democrats are also coming under fire from within its own ranks for not offering child care during the convention.