Today, not only did President Barack Obama become the first sitting president to ever attend Planned Parenthood’s National Conference, he laid to rest all doubts and critiques from the left regarding where he stands on the issue of Federal support for Planned Parenthood, and how he feels about the organization as a whole.
“When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you,” he told the crowd of 1,200. They’re talking about the millions of women you serve. When they talk about cutting off your funding, let’s be clear: They’re talking about telling many of those women, ‘You’re on your own.’ They’re talking about shutting those women out at a time when women need it most, shutting off communities that need more health care options for women, not less.”
The president was originally scheduled to address Planned Parenthood’s annual gala on Thursday night, but he was forced to reschedule in order to attend a memorial service for those that died at the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Of course, this sparked ridiculous speculation from the far left, as bloggers took to the Internet to infer that President Obama was distancing himself from Planned Parenthood.
“I’m sorry I could not be at the party yesterday,” President Obama said during his speech at a Marriott in Washington, D.C. “I understand it was a little wild. But as all of you know, obviously, we’ve gone through a pretty tough week and a half. I was down in Texas letting the people of West, Texas, know that we love them and care about them in their time of grieving.”
While these members of the left also complained that President Obama is not vocal enough in his support of Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose, today he took off his gloves and tore into Republican proposals to restrict abortions.
“In North Dakota, they passed a law that outlaws your right to choose starting as early as six weeks, even if a woman is raped. A woman may not even know she’s pregnant at six weeks,” he said. “In Mississippi, a ballot initiative was put forward that would not only outlaw your right to choose, but could have had all sorts of other far-reaching consequences, like cutting off your access to fertility treatments and making certain forms of contraception a crime. That’s absurd, and it’s wrong.” He continued, “No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing the past few years have shown us: Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere,” he said. “As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve got a president who’s going to be right there with you.”
Rest assured, Progressives, President Obama has our back and we have his ear regarding Planned Parenthood and abortion rights. Please do your part and dispelling myths that promulgate otherwise, by sharing this and other related articles with your friends, family, and loved ones.