President Obama spoke at Planned Parenthood's annual gala April 26, using the platform to affirm his continued support of the abortion giant, while attacking states that have worked to protect the unborn and their mothers by passing legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Significantly, Obama is the first sitting president to address the so-called “family planning” organization. Just as significant is the fact that nowhere in Obama's lengthy speech could he bring himself to utter the word “abortion,” although Planned Parenthood is responsible for 40 percent of the murderous procedures done in the United States, and abortion makes up a significant portion of its revenue stream.
Instead, the president played on Planned Parenthood's penchant for posing as the friend of women — particularly low-income women who sometimes use its clinics for cancer screenings, contraceptives, and such. “Somewhere there’s a woman who just received a new lease on life because of a screening that you provided that helped catch her cancer in time,” crooned Obama to his Planned Parenthood audience. “Somewhere there’s a woman who’s breathing easier today because of the support and counseling she got at her local Planned Parenthood health clinic.”
And — without speaking the abhorrent “A” word — the president noted that “somewhere there’s a young woman starting a career who, because of you, is able to decide for herself when she wants to start a family.” By which he meant that Planned Parenthood has been only too willing to kill the pre-born babies of countless women who decided that, for whatever reason, a baby would be an unnecessary inconvenience.
As he ingratiated himself to the Planned Parenthood audience by affirming the group's contraception and abortion agenda, Obama also affirmed his commitment to aggressively oppose those who are fighting for the pre-born and their mothers by working to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Referring to such states as North Dakota, which recently passed legislation that would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, and Mississippi, where pro-life lawmakers were unsuccessful in their attempts to pass a personhood measure that would have protected all humans from the moment of conception, Obama fairly sneered that “after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century. And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”
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Photo: President Obama at 2013 Planned Parenthood National Conference in Washington: AP Images