President Obama Meets Privately With Pro-Abortion Activist

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 15, 2012   |   12:08PM   |   Washington, DC

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama met privately with at least one pro-abortion activists and maybe others in a private meeting held on Tuesday at the White House.

Politico has more details on the meeting, which included Lisa Maatz, director of the American Association of University Women, a group that supports abortion and was a co-sponsor of a national pro-abortion march Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other abortion advocates organized in 2003.

In addition to attending a much-ballyhooed meeting with civic and labor leaders on Tuesday, President Obama also met privately with women’s groups.

The meeting wasn’t on his public schedule but included many of the same administration officials: senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Munoz of the Domestic Policy Council and Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council.

“The president was cute when he came in. He said ‘I heard Gene was outnumbered and needed some backup,'” said one attendee, Lisa Maatz, director of the American Association of University Women. “This was a very positive meeting. There were some moments of levity like that.”

Obama went on to crack a joke about how the women’s groups must be excited that Michelle Obama will be first lady for another four years. “He said it was a package deal, we had to take him too,” Maatz said.

“We certainly were talking about our concerns about those programs moving forward,” Maatz said.

She also laid out the commitment her group and other advocates for women expect from Obama going forward.

Following the meeting, Maatz tweeted, “Just left big mtg w/ @BarackObama in Roosevelt Rm, to discuss priorite.”

“There was very much a sense of the importance that women played in the election — If not for women, we may very well have been having a meeting with a different president or president-elect,” Maatz said. “We expect him to dance with the one who brought him.”



There was no word on whether representatives of single issue pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood or NARAL attended. The abortion business also admitted it spent $15 million in its effort to secure a victory for Obama.

“The Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes invested more than $15 million dollars to educate voters in key battleground states, employing television and radio ads, direct mail, online ads, tele-townhalls, and a variety of other methods,” it said. “All of the messaging throughout the Planned Parenthood Action Fund campaign focused on Mitt Romney’s positions in his own words – to repeal the birth control insurance benefit, repeal coverage for preventive care, eliminate the nation’s family planning program, defund Planned Parenthood, and overturn Roe v. Wade – contrasted with President Obama’s strong record for women’s health.”

The abortion giant said it made more than 845,000 calls, knocked on more than 100,000 doors, and organized more than 2,000 volunteers in key states including Virginia, Ohio, Montana, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.