Michelle Obama Promotes Abortion at Pre-Debate Fundraiser

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 3, 2012   |   6:02PM   |   Washington, DC

During a pre-debate rally yesterday to fundraise for the Obama campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama promoted abortion, using the typical women’s health euphemisms that have became the main staple of the pro-abortion lexicon.

Appearing to support the controversial HHS mandate that forces religious groups to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control against their faith, Michelle Obama called birth control and contraception “basic preventative care.”

“Insurance companies now have to cover basic preventative care – things like contraception, cancer screenings – at no out-of-pocket cost,” Michelle Obama said, according to a CNS News report.

Obama also extolled the virtues of abortion and even went as far as invoking the Obama daughters to demonstrate her support.

“Believe me, today, as a father, he knows what it means to want our daughters to have the same freedoms and opportunities as our sons…,” she said. “And that is why my husband will always, always fight to ensure that we, as women, can make our own decisions about our bodies and our health care.”

The comments come after remarks Michelle Obama made during her speech to the Democratic convention, in which she made it clear just what President Barack Obama “stands for” as he campaigns for re-election to another four-year term in the White House:  abortion.

Obama concluded: “And he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. “That’s what my husband stands for.”

The First Lady isn’t new to promoting abortion either. Michelle Obama wrote a 2004 letter for her husband’s Senate campaign defending partial-birth abortions.

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 Supreme Court would later say the measure is constitutionally valid.



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.

Michelle Obama continued that abortion advocacy as First Lady.She was in Florida in January for a private lunch reception with supporters of pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. While there, she met with an activist from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Before that, she hosted the president of Planned Parenthood’s abortion business at the White House.