Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be given an award from Planned Parenthood at the organization’s centennial gala on May 2, 2017.
Clinton will receive the “Champion of the Century” award at Planned Parenthood’s “100 Years Strong: The Celebration of a Century” centennial celebration “for her 40 years of service to women and girls in this country,” according to Planned Parenthood’s press release.
National Review contributor Alexandra Desanctis writes that, rather than serving “women and girls in this country,” Clinton has been a consistent champion of abortion.
Desanctis also notes that Clinton has already received the “Margaret Sanger” award from Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, the organization’s founder, was a proponent of eugenics.
Clinton was also a driving force behind the Democratic party’s updated platform regarding abortion which is its most pro-abortion platform ever. The updated platform includes advocating for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of abortion.
Clinton has long held close ties to Planned Parenthood, as has the Democratic party in general. Desanctis notes that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards campaigned for Clinton and her organization donated around $38 million to Democratic candidates in the 2016 election cycle.
Additionally, the work Planned Parenthood claims to do for women is highly exaggerated. The organization reportedly provides less than one percent of Pap tests in the country and less than two percent of the country’s breast exams and cancer screenings, despite its claims to the contrary. They do, however, provide 325,000 abortions each year.
Publication date: April 18, 2017