- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Barbara Pierce Bush, the 35-year-old daughter of former President George W. Bush, will deliver the keynote address at the annual fundraising luncheon of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas on Wednesday.

Proceeds from the annual event will support Planned Parenthood’s healthcare services for women, including abortions.

“Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is thrilled to announce Barbara Pierce Bush as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Annual Luncheon,” the event’s description reads.

Cecile Richards, the organization’s president, told BuzzFeed News that it is “really exciting” to have Ms. Bush speak.

“I don’t know if she’s ever spoke at any [Planned Parenthood] event before,” she said.

Ms. Bush is the CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit Global Health Corps, which partners with several Planned Parenthood affiliates around the world.

The former first daughter has praised Planned Parenthood in the past, but her appearance Wednesday comes as a surprise given her father’s record of opposing abortion.

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