Michelle Obama (nee Robinson) is the First Lady of the United States of America. She is the wife of President Barack Obama.
Opposed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
On Feb. 17, 2004, Michelle Obama wrote a fundraising letter during her husband’s 2004 US Senate campaign claiming the partial birth abortion ban “is clearly unconstitutional” and “a flawed law.” See letter to the right.
On June 7, 2012, Michelle Obama spoke on a Planned Parenthood conference call alongside president Cecile Richards. The call was scheduled to discuss "what November's election means to women, and women's health." Richards ended the phone call by urging women to tell their girlfriends about Obama:
- “You’re going to run across many women at the grocery story, at the hair salon, at your school, and I think it’s so important to ask them if they’re registered to vote, and to give them a few of the simple facts that the First Lady gave you today."
On Aug. 1, 2008, Michelle Obama contributed $2,300 to Hillary Clinton's primary campaign for President. The donation was made after Clinton had retired from the race to her campaign which was $22 million in debt.
- Obama For Illinois: Letter from Michelle Obama, Feb 17, 2004 via JillStanek.com: Michelle Obama’s partial birth abortion fundraising letter, May 20, 2008 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund: CONFERENCE CALL WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: RSVP TODAY! (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)
- Texas Right to Life: Planned Parenthood and First Lady host Obama lovefest, June 8, 2012 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)
- Federal Election Commission: Receipt of donation
- CNN: Obama donates to Clinton campaign, June 26, 2008 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)