Support for abortion rights appears to run in the family, in the case of Barbara Pierce Bush -- the daughter of George W. Bush, granddaughter of George H.W. Bush and namesake of grandmother and former First Lady Barbara Bush. Young Barbara will address the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas as its keynote speaker at the abortion-provider’s 2017 Annual Luncheon.
Barbara Pierce Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps. The Mission & Vision section of the nonprofit’s website it states: “We believe that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life.”
Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations endorsed Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful run for the presidency last year. An inveterate campaigner for abortion, Clinton said pre-born have no constitutional rights and that, if elected president, she would work to have the Hyde Amendment repealed. This would mean that funds from taxpayers would be used for elective abortions and thus prove profitable for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
Global Health Corps, according to its website, works “on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity.” It offers salaried internships with allied organizations, such as Planned Parenthood. GHC has also placed interns at Clinton Development Initiative, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative.
There is a family history of support for eugenics. Prescott Bush, the great-grandfather of Barbara Pierce Bush, was actively involved with Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood was founded by the famed campaigner for forced sterilization and the false science of eugenics, Margaret Sanger. Founded in 1921 by Sanger, the American Birth Control League became Planned Parenthood in 1942. Sanger taught that in society could be discerned three distinct categories: the "educated and informed" class of people that regulated the size of their families, the "intelligent and responsible" who desired to control their families in spite of lacking the means or the knowledge, and the "irresponsible and reckless people" whose religious beliefs "prevent their exercising control over their numbers." Sanger wrote, "There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this [latter] group should be stopped."
Prescott Bush served in 1947 as Planned Parenthood’s first national fundraising campaign. In 1950, Prescott Bush narrowly lost his bid for a US Senate seat for Connecticut after a columnist revealed his connection to the “Birth Control Society.” However, he later won a Senate seat in 1952.