And the Award Goes to…
Tomorrow in Houston, Texas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to receive Planned Parenthood’s highest honor–the 2009 Margaret Sanger Award. The gala, which takes place down the road from the construction of America’s largest-ever abortion facility, has been in the works since Hillary’s days in the Senate. To many, it reinforces the strong alliance between the Obama administration and the radical pro-abortion crowd.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is the most visible American ambassador. What better way to show her support for the President’s newest export–overseas abortion–than share the stage with one of the federal government’s prime partners in that effort? According to the organization’s press release, Clinton is being lauded as “a champion of women’s health and rights throughout her public service career.”
Of course, the question remains whether this award is even an honor. If “no one is pro-abortion,” as Barack Obama insists, then why agree to be celebrated by the number one supplier of abortion in America? It’s an organization whose founder embraced eugenics, targeted “the unfit” for “extinction,” and whose current staff is on record as accepting racially motivated donations in seven different clinics nationwide. It’s an organization that fights to bar parents from the medical decisions of their 12-year-old daughters. According to videos in at least four states, Planned Parenthood has been involved in serial statutory rape cover-ups. Allegations in California point to an estimated $180 million of fraud. In at least two states, Planned Parenthood petitioned for the construction of abortion clinics under false pretenses.
Really, is this an award that anyone–including Hillary Clinton–should covet? Its very name, the Margaret Sanger Award, is a tribute to a woman whose life’s mission was to “build a race of thoroughbreds.” Planned Parenthood’s long campaign to promote abortion on request, celebration of sexual libertinism, eugenics, and radical prejudice is the worst foreign policy message our nation could send–and tomorrow they crown their messenger.