Obama Presidential Campaign Held Event at Iowa Abortion Clinic

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 11, 2013   |   12:42PM   |   Des Moines, IA

Revelations have surfaced in a new article that the presidential campaign of President Barack Obama held an event for campaign volunteers at a notorious abortion clinic in Iowa.

Daily Caller reporter Patrick Howley has more on the story.

A feminist abortion clinic that hosted a “Women for Obama” event where Obama volunteers helped with groundskeeping in a show of support for reproductive rights is profiled in the current issue of The Socialist, the official publication of the Socialist Party USA, in which a clinic official urges feminist socialists to “influence policy” and quotes a famous socialist writer.

The Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa was the site of a Women for Obama event called “Iowa City Women for Obama Service Project at Emma Goldman Clinic,” which was promoted on the events page of Obama’s official 2012 campaign website.

“Please join women Obama supporters as we give back to those who support our reproductive rights by helping with groundskeeping at Emma Goldman Clinic. Old clothes and comfortable shoes are a must!,” the Obama campaign website reads. The event was hosted by Winnie Garet, former Obama for America staffer and current field organizer for the Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America project.

Emma Goldman Clinic director of health services Francine Thompson gave a featured interview for the current issue of The Socialist, the official magazine of the Socialist Party USA, in which she sent a supportive message to the magazine’s socialist audience.

The Iowa-based abortion clinic has been killing babies and injuring women for decades.
It’s web site describes the abortion facility as the first in Iowa — with abortions coming just nine months after the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions any time in pregnancy.

Kim Lehman, the former president of Iowa Right to Life, previously told LifeNews about the clinic’s 35th year anniversary celebration.

“If success is measured by the number of unborn children killed, then Emma Goldman can brag to their abortion supporters that in their college town, Iowa City, they have achieved the highest rate of abortions in the U.S. per capita,” she explained.

“However, the subject of abortion won’t be on the agenda, nor how they seduce young women to get them,” Lehman added.

“It won’t be discussed that taxpayers fund abortions at Emma Goldman,” she said.

The only legacy the abortion business has in Lehman’s eyes is that “Emma Goldman is where the University of Iowa sends college girls to have their babies killed.”