Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood's Highest Award

Sarah Jean Seman
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 5:09 PM
Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood's Highest Award

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been selected to receive Planned Parenthood’s “highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions” to the abortion movement. Pelosi will accept the award at Planned Parenthood’s annual gala in Washington D.C. March 27.

The award is named after the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger. Sanger’s 1914 publication "The Woman Rebel" was found illegal due to the “obscene and immoral materials” found therein.

Sanger believed women had the basic right to abortion: "No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother." Perhaps she was not aware that this freedom has already been called chastity.

It comes as no surprise that the current president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, acknowledged Obamacare as the “greatest advancement for women’s health in this generation.” The Obama Administration has touted the abortion pill mandate enshrined in the bill as being both “lawful and essential to women’s health.”

Richards said Pelosi has been an unwavering abortion supporter:

No one is more deserving of this honor than Leader Pelosi, who has fought tirelessly throughout her career to protect and expand women’s access to health care. As the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, Leader Pelosi recognized that women’s health is a mainstream issue impacting women and families. Her leadership in passing the Affordable Care Act and her ongoing commitment ensures that the promise of the law is realized for millions of women as the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation.

Previous award winners have included Hillary Clinton and actress Katharine Hepburn.