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Obama Schmoozes With Planned Parenthood President at Fundraiser…or a little blood money is a-okay with me

After his speech in El Paso, Texas, President Barack Obama made his way to Austin for a campaign rally where he asked hundreds of supporters to help him with his re-election bid. In a more private affair, he curried favor with the head of Planned Parenthood. 

Following the rally, Obama met with about 50 people during a dinner at a posh home in West Lake Hills owned by venture capitalist Blaine Wesner and philanthropist Alexa Wesner, according to the Austin Statesman. There, leading Democrats forked out $35,800 per person and $50,000 per couple to attend the swanky event with the president.

Although a public list of the names of the guest was not released, one prominent attendee outed herself:  Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

“Dinner with President Obama in my home town! Doesn’t get nuch [sic] better than that,” she said on Twitter Tuesday night.[…]

[…]Richards is one of the most frequent visitors to the White House and top Obama administration events and she last spent time with the Obamas when Michelle Obama gave an award to Pakistan’s Ghulam Sughra during the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington in March.[…]

[…] Visitor logs LifeNews.com obtained in February 2010 revealed what pro-life advocates suspected would happen once President Barack Obama took over as presdient. He and his administration have allowed the Planned Parenthood abortion business unfettered access to the White House and top staffers.

At that time, Richards had visited the White House and spent time with Obama administration officials on four occasions.

The documents show Obama wasted little time in giving Richards access, with her first visit coming on January 20 — the date of Obama’s inauguration — for a luncheon reception with 299 total people.

Richards’ next visit appears undocumented in the visitor logs.

The Obama administration put together a White House health care summit in March 2009 which saw Richards and Planned Parenthood invited to promote abortion while pro-life groups were left out.

The visitor logs also reveal Richards attended a private meeting with Obama administration staff on June 6 and July 7, 2009.

The June meeting saw 28 people gather at an event coordinated by Valerie Jarrett’s White House Office of Public Engagement. Kathleen Richardson, who headed the public-relations offensive designed to woo groups to support the health care bills, coordinated the meeting. The logs don’t reveal how long Richards stayed.

The July event had Richards in a one-hour private meeting with Tina Tchen, the executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, which pro-life advocates say is promoting abortion on a worldwide level. The meeting likely included discussion of plans for Tchen to appear at a Planned Parenthood event held just two weeks later.

The logs also showed Richards met privately with Anita Dunn, the then-White House communications director, for almost an hour on October 28, 2009. That’s the day House Democrats unveiled the House version of the pro-abortion health care bill prior to the Stupak amendment that banned abortion funding.

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