George W. Bush's daughter to speak at Planned Parenthood benefit

Former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush has been announced as the keynote speaker for an annual luncheon benefiting Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, according to the organization's website.

Her support is a noticeable departure from the stance of her father, George W. Bush, who the Texas Tribune points out, "was a staunch abortion opponent during his time as Texas governor and as president."

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2013 (RED) Auction Celebrating Masterworks Of Design and Innovation on November 23, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Teacher Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Pierce Bush attend Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Jr. speak 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)
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 25: George W. Bush's daughters Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Bush attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and four million digital photographs, will be opened to the public on May 1, 2013. The library is the 13th presidential library in the National Archives and Records Administration system. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Barbara Bush (L) and UNICEF Next Generation Chair Jenna Bush Hager attend the Third Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Bush attend the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush attend the SickKids Bliss Ball at Fort York on September 29, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2012 Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Award for Artistry of Fashion to Oscar de la Renta at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Barbara Bush (L) and Jenna Bush-Hager clap for their father during a portrait unveiling ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted George Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and his wife Laura Bush to unveil their official White House portrait. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Barbara Bush (L) and Jenna Bush Hager (R) host SoulCycle charity ride to benefit the Global Health Corps on February 29, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Cindi Leive, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Laura Bush appear on NBC news' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Maggie Betts, Jenna Bush Hager, Laura W. Bush and Barbara Bush attend the 2011 Malaria No More International Honors 5th Anniversary benefit at the IAC Building on November 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2010 UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on October 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Jenna Bush Hager (R) and Barbara Bush look on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager attend the 2009 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for UNICEF)
CRAWFORD, TX - MAY 10: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna (R) and Barbara (L) prior to the wedding of Jenna and Henry Hager May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via WireImage)
CRAWFORD, TX - MAY 10: In this handout image provided by the White House, President George W. Bush (R) and Mrs. Laura Bush (2L) and Barbara Bush (L) stand with the new Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hager following the young couple's wedding ceremony at Prairie Chapel Ranch May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Unspoken Angels Founder Eudoxie Bridges, author Barbara Bush, and Pratt Industries executive chairman Anthony Pratt attend a friendraiser hosted by Anthony Pratt for Unspoken Angels' founder Eudoxie Bridges and UNICEF National Ambassador to Ethiopia Hannah Godefa at a private residence on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: Barbara Bush attends the women's semifinals during day 11 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Presenter Barbara Bush and honoree Mary Fisher attend the Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards Dinner at Metropolitan Pavilion on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 19: Jonathan Bricklin, Sarah Arnold, Barbara Bush, and Franck Raharinosy arrive on the orange carpet at the SPiN San Francisco Grand Opening on May 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Jr. speak 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)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Teacher Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Pierce Bush (C) attend Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
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However, in June of last year, the New York Times profiled the friendship between Barbara Bush and Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

During the Times interview with the pair, Barbara Bush called Planned Parenthood "an exceptional organization."

She will be speaking at the group's event as "CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity."

Proceeds from the March 1 fundraising luncheon will help provide "...essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people in Central and North Texas."

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