Rev. Franklin Graham compared former President George W. Bush’s daughter’s scheduled fundraising event for Planned Parenthood on Wednesday with “raising money to fund a Nazi death camp.”
A staunch pro-abortion activist, Barbara Pierce Bush is scheduled to support Planned Parenthood and its abortion agenda during her keynote speech on Wednesday at the 2017 Fort Worth Annual Luncheon in Texas, where tickets range from $150 to $20,000 per table.
Appalled by Bush’s abortion advocacy
Pro-life advocates, such as Texas Right to Life and Students for Life of America have condemned the former president’s daughter for supporting the event that goes against the principles touted by her father while in office.
As the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association (BGEA) – founded by his father, Billy Graham – the younger Graham related Bush’s pro-abortion advocacy with supporting the genocide of 6 million Jewish people at the hands of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany during World War II. Abortion in the United States has claimed the lives of some 55 million innocent preborn children – over nine times more than the Nazis killed.
"Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States,” Graham exclaimed in a Facebook post, where he also provided a news report on Bush's upcoming pitch for the abortion provider. “Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp – like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother's wombs!"
Emphasizing the magnitude of the mass genocide at the hands of Planned Parenthood’s abortionists every year, the world-renowned evangelist expressed his disdain for a federally funded entity that continues its unethical killing of preborn children. He came across as amazed that so many Americans – including Barbara Bush – could support a group that has been repeatedly exposed for its immoral conduct both inside and outside the operation room.
"Reports say they perform over 300,000 abortions per year,” Graham continued. “And this is the organization whose employees were caught on video trying to sell baby body parts over wine – disgusting."
Longtime progressive activist
Bush has been a leading force in pushing the abortion agenda for some time.
“Bush, 35, is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps – a global community of young leaders pushing to build the movement for health equity,” The Christian Post (CP) reports. “The organization notes on its website that it partners with several Planned Parenthood affiliates including: Planned Parenthood Global, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia.”
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards expressed that it is “really exciting” to have Bush address the anticipated pro-abortion crowd of 2,000 Planned Parenthood supporters.
"It's huge, and such a diverse crowd, a lot of elected officials, a lot of Republican – sort of – first families,” Richards told BuzzFeed News. “I don't know if she's ever spoke at any [Planned Parenthood] event before."
Besides being pro-abortion, Bush has come out a supporter of same-sex “marriage.”
“The former first daughter first stepped out in the public eye as a big supporter of progressive values in 2011 when she appeared in a P.S.A. for gay marriage,” CP’s Leonardo Blair informed.
Furthermore, Bush has expressed that both of her parents support her activism for progressive ideals.
"[T]he narrative was that I was breaking with my father,” Bush told the New York Times in an interview last summer while she dined with Richards. “But I had talked to my dad about doing it, and he was very supportive. What surprised me were all the people who said: 'How brave! Betraying your family like that.' But my parents raised us to use our voices for issues we care about, and I feel strongly about marriage equality. The only brave thing is that I'm shy. That was the win: I used my voice."
The former Republican president’s daughter made it clear that she is fully behind Planned Parenthood and its pro-abortion agenda.
"So many young people want to work on social change,” Bush continued in the interview. “They want to do good. Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It's hard to know how you fit in if you're not a doctor or nurse. If we can demystify that and create channels into Planned Parenthood and other exceptional organizations, then we'll have an army of people working to solve health problems."
Bush will be greeted at the fundraiser by a number of pro-life groups that do not agree with her push to keep Planned Parenthood funded by American tax dollars.
"This Wednesday, March 1, Barbara Bush (G.W. Bush's daughter) will be the keynote speaker at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser at the Omni in Ft. Worth,” the pro-life organization 40 Days for Life stated on Monday, according to CP. “We need to send a clear message to them, which is that WE DON'T NEED PLANNED PARENTHOOD! Students for Life of America kindly asks that we stand in solidarity and make our voices heard."