Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

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.[1]

Planned Parenthood

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."[2] Richards ended the phone call by urging women to tell their girlfriends about Obama:[3]

“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."

Political Donations

On December 14, 2007, Michelle Obama contributed $399 to Barack Obama's primary campaign for President.[4]

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.[5]


  1. 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)
  2. Planned Parenthood Action Fund: CONFERENCE CALL WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: RSVP TODAY! (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)
  3. Texas Right to Life: Planned Parenthood and First Lady host Obama lovefest, June 8, 2012 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)
  4. Federal Election Commission: Receipt of donation
  5. CNN: Obama donates to Clinton campaign, June 26, 2008 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)