Thread by NYer.
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 25, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) President Barack Obama again invoked his daughters as reasons to support the abortion industry in a campaign stop in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday.
Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood, the president told nearly 1,000 donors at the Oregon Convention Center. I think that is a bad idea. Ive got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. Were not going backwards; were going forwards.
The reference echoes a comment he made in 2008 on the campaign trail. Ive got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old, he said. If they make a mistake, I dont want them punished with a baby.
In yesterdays remarks, the president applied the same phrase he used of Planned Parenthood, the nations leading abortion provider, to his health care law. The Supreme Court has spoken. We are now implementing it, he said. Thirty million people will have health insurance that didnt have it before. Women will have control of their health care choices. The comment drew a boisterous ovation.
Critics of ObamaCare have long warned the health care law will provide for federal funding of abortions.
His reference to his daughters came just after the president criticized Mitt Romney for not supporting his repeal of the militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy. He had previously cited his daughters advice for his decision to support same-sex marriage.
President Obama later drew another contrast with Romney, saying, I believe in bottom-up economics. He pledged to continue investing in clean energy and making sure that solar panels and wind turbines are built here in the United States of America.
At several points he punctuated the speech, which highlighted his support of a number of left-of-center positions, with the phrase, Were not going backwards; were going forwards.
During the speech, he said he would be outspent.
The 37-minute speech came before two additional fundraisers: A $5,000-a-plate fundraiser with 200 donors and a $38,500-a-plate fundraiser with 20 donors.
The speech contained a notable reference, as the president cited the Declaration of Independences guarantee that we were endowed with certain inalienable rights by our Creator, life and liberty and this pursuit of happiness. He has a history of omitting the words by our Creator in past speeches.
Obamas comments on abortion begin at 31:38.
Video at above link.
Thread by rhema.
New documents a local CBS television station obtained in the case of a young African-American woman killed in a fatal botched legal abortion show Planned Parenthood waited over five hours before sending the woman to a local hospital for emergency care.
Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM has released a new report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed.
At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a Fire Department ambulance finally took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m., according to Miller.
Then, once the young woman arrived at the hospital, the reports make it appear emergency personnel had to start from scratch to figure out the extent of Reaves injuries.
Then at 5:30 p.m., doctors performed an ultrasound, and another dilation and evacuation procedure basically, another abortion this time at Northwestern, Miller reports. But after that, there were then more problems, and pain. That warranted a new ultrasound, and a perforation was discovered. At 10:12 p.m., Reaves was taken back to surgery and an uncontrollable bleed was discovered, documents say.
Responding to the report, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, said, It is clear that Planned Parenthood botched the procedure that resulted in uncontrolled bleeding then failed to treat the hemorrhage while Reaves was at their clinic, allowing her to bleed for over five hours before finally calling for help.
There can be no doubt that this delay contributed to her death, Newman argues. The injury and the untreated hemorrhage happened at Planned Parenthood and they are solely responsible for it.
Newman, in a press statement to LifeNews, quotes Dr. James C. Anderson, M.D., a 30-year veteran emergency room doctor who said abortion clinics never informed him about their patients conditions.
I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patients best interest, stated Dr. Anderson. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.
Newman says the lack of information proved fatal for Tonya Reaves.
Planned Parenthood butchered Tonya Reaves, delayed her access to emergency care, then left the emergency room doctors to figure out what happened to her. By the time they discovered the true extent of her injuries, it was too late to save her life, said Newman. Planned Parenthood is trying to minimize their responsibility for Reaves completely avoidable death that appears to have resulted from a combination of their negligence, delay possibly for the purpose of cover-up and lack of communication with emergency providers. That abortion clinic is dangerous and should be closed. The abortionist should not be allowed to continue to inflict harm on women and should have his medical license revoked.
Newman concluded: We again call on President Obama to stop protecting Planned Parenthood and halt all Federal funding to the abortion giant in order to prevent other women from suffering Tonya Reaves fate.
Reaves family has obtained an attorney who is looking into a potential civil lawsuit against Planned Parenthood on the familys behalf.