The Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president of the United States. The Action Fund is the political arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This is only the second time the Action Fund has endorsed a presidential candidate.
This endorsement comes at the heels of Obama’s widely reported appearance of narrowing of abortion rights in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Obama has attempted to correct this impression but some women’s rights advocates are still expressing concern.
Senator Obama responded to the endorsement in a conference call with Planned Parenthood Action Fund members. He said that “as president I’ll make sure women have access to affordable health care, including affordable reproductive services. I thank you for your endorsement and your leadership.”