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Barbara Bush Jr. speaks onstage at Mother/Daughter Dynasty: Two Generations of the Bush Family during Tina Brown's 7th Annual Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)


Barbara Bush, daughter of former president, to speak at Planned Parenthood fundraiser

February 27, 2017

Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, is slated to be a keynote speaker at an annual luncheon for the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas this Wednesday. Her appearance is notable given that her father was an overt opponent of abortion during his time as Texas governor and as president. Barbara Bush, who founded Global Health Corps in 2009, and Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, are known to support one another’s work. In an interview with The New York Times last year, the pair discussed the challenges of growing up in political families as well as the difficulties facing women’s healthcare.

She also appeared at the Women in the World New York Summit last year alongside her mother, Laura Bush, and her sister, Jenna, where they were interviewed by Savannah Guthrie. “We are investing in young leaders who are solving global health issues now,” Barbara told the audience. “They’re working to solve health issues now and they’re young so they’re going to stay in this field for their careers. And so I think we’ll see a very different looking field of global health with great talent and great creativity invested by young people.” Watch their full interview below.

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