Traditionally, the wives of Presidents use their role as First Lady of the United States to champion feel-good, relatively nonpartisan causes. Rosalynn Carter promoted the arts. Laura Bush spoke about reading. Current First Lady Michelle Obama’s cause has been encouraging healthy habits among children. But as Steven Ertelt reports, some of Mrs. Obama’s guests at a recent Women of Courage Award ceremony send a much darker message:
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.”
Other abortion advocates joined Richards, according to another tweet saying, “And with two of my heroines for women – [pro-abortion] Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nita Lowey – you are amazing.”
Schultz and Lowey have radical pro-abortion voting records, and Richards’ organization is responsible for perhaps more women’s suffering than any major organization in America, from the baby girls it kills in the womb to the self-destructive behavior it promotes among the young to the crimes they’re complicit in to the lies they tell their female patients about their medical options and the procedure they’re selling.
Granted, the event itself was apparently a perfectly innocent celebration recognizing Pakistani women’s rights activist Ghulam Sughra, not an abortion propaganda-fest…but therein lies the problem. Making these three, particularly Richards, honored guests at an event dedicated to the broader subject of women’s rights very publicly affirms them as champions of women and allows them to further cement the mainstream media narrative that they alone have women’s best interests at heart in standing up to a pack of misogynistic religious zealots.
All while killing baby girls, lying to women, covering up statutory rape, and sowing the physical and spiritual fallout of causal sex.
If anyone should be sticking up for the girls victimized by Planned Parenthood, it’s the nation’s number-one female role model. But when they need her most, First Lady Obama stands against them, choosing instead to reinforce her husband’s radically pro-abortion, anti-woman agenda. What a shame.