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Planned Parenthood: Pro-Abortion Bill a Victory, Executive Order Meaningless
Life News ^ | 3/22/10 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/22/2010 3:46:22 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Planned Parenthood called the pro-abortion health care bill the House approved late Sunday night a victory and applauded the financial windfall is expected to reap as a result. The abortion business also dismissed the executive order President Barack Obama promised Congressman Bart Stupak as harmless.

“For more than a year, Planned Parenthood has worked tirelessly for a health care" bill, its president Cecile Richards said in a statement today. "It's a huge victory for women's health, but our work isn't over yet."

With passage of the legislation, "monumental progress was made toward achieving these goals."

Richard dismissed the executive order, which has been slammed by pro-life groups, as a "a symbolic gesture ... to anti-choice Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI), which has diverted attention from the central goal."

"Planned Parenthood is also extremely pleased that members of the House listened to the millions of women and men who expressed their strong opposition to the Stupak abortion ban. Stopping the Stupak ban was a high priority," she said. "It was a tough fight, but we salute Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D- CA), Congressman Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) , members of the House Pro-Choice Caucus."

Despite Stupak's contention that the executive order would implement his abortion funding ban, Richards says that's not the case.

'What the president’s executive order did not do is include the complete and total ban ... that Congressman Bart Stupak (D–MI) had insisted upon," Richards said. "So while we regret that this proposed Executive Order has given the imprimatur of the president to Senator Nelson’s language, it is critically important to note that it does not include the Stupak abortion ban."

"Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to keep the Stupak abortion ban out of the final legislation and President Obama did not include the Stupak language in his Executive Order," Richards admitted.

Jill Stanek, a pro-life nurse and blogger, commented on the response from Planned Parenthood and described it as an a-ha moment.

"Now it all comes out. It didn't take long for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to revel in PP's financial gain from passage of healthcare in a Planned Parenthood statement just released. Note also Richards' dismissal of Obama's executive order," she said.

Planned Parenthood applauded "a provision to expand family planning under Medicaid, which would significantly increase access to essential preventive health care for millions of women" -- in other words increasing the abortion businesses' customer base.

Richards admitted as much, saying, “As a result of this historic expansion of health care coverage to more than 30 million Americans, the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who work for Planned Parenthood health centers will be providing care to many more" people.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; abortion; babykiller; bartstupak; bhoabortion; bhoeo; bhohealthcare; deadbabiesrus; evil; moralabsolutes; obamacare; plannedparenthood; prolife; stupak
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To: wagglebee
I knew all along Stupak was really just “Stup-id”. As was everyone who voted for this bill and the BO particularly. It will be just another in a list of the reasons for our great country's demise. Come Lord Jesus...soon!
51 posted on 03/22/2010 10:17:19 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Hey, I’d vote for ya!!! :o)


52 posted on 03/22/2010 10:19:57 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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53 posted on 03/22/2010 10:31:24 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: wagglebee

Stupak will have babies’ blood dripping from his hands for the rest of his miserable life!


54 posted on 03/23/2010 3:10:01 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Voter62vb

I am so sick of the tired argument that the government has to stay out of women’s bodies. Roe v Wade PUT the government into women’s bodies. There are consequences for all decisions we all make. If women decided to kill their child by coat hanger abortions, that was THEIR choice. The resulting death of a woman by making a terrible medical decision is NOT the responsibility of the government. Should we legislate the self-amputation of a women’s arm or leg, or breast because of cancer? No sane person would cut off a limb and expect to survive. The risks we take result in consequences. Legislating self-treatment is ludicrious. What we have permitted since 1972 in the name of “care” is a grave sin and a horrendous legal decision.


55 posted on 03/23/2010 7:47:00 AM PDT by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: adc

It’s only going to get worse from here on out. Evil breeds more evil. I predict that by 2030 it will be legal to kill a 3 year old.


56 posted on 03/31/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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