Skip to comments.Obama takes swipe at pro-life activists, ignores Gosnell during Planned Parenthood speech
Posted on 04/26/2013 1:16:32 PM PDT by NYer
April 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama took a combative stance during his speech to Planned Parenthood today, pledging his unconditional support to the abortion giant, and, at more than one point, taking a swipe at pro-life activists who oppose the organization.
“No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing that the past few years have shown,” said President Obama, “that Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today. It’s not going anywhere tomorrow."
He continued: “As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality affordable healthcare, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a women’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be with you fighting with you every step of the way.”
Obama was greeted enthusiastically by the crowd of some 1,000 Planned Parenthood supporters. "You're making me blush," he said in response to the protracted standing ovation.
During his speech he aimed his sights directly at pro-life activists. "The fact is, 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," Obama said. "And they've been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women's health."
"When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they're not just talking about you," he said. "They're talking about the millions of women who you serve."
He also recounted how Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, “describes Planned Parenthood as the only organization that she’s ever been at where there are opponents who, in her own words, 'literally get up every day trying to figure out how to keep us from doing our work.'”
He then quipped, “If she had worked in the administration she would be more familiar with this phenomenon.”
Obama had been widely criticized for speaking to Planned Parenthood in the shadow of the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who stands accused of murdering several newborn babies after botched late-term abortions. During his speech, the president made no reference to the trial, and avoided any direct mention of the word abortion, instead referencing "choice."
Obama had originally been scheduled to headline Planned Parenthood's gala on Thursday evening, but backed out at the last minute earlier this week, saying that he wanted to spend more time at a memorial service for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas.
In his speech he also pleaded with Planned Parenthood clinic workers to help him get the word out about his health care reform law. Initial reports are suggesting that enrollment for the law's health care exchanges are dismally low, putting the whole law in jeaporady.
He concluded his speech saying, "Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
President Obama was reportedly the first sitting president ever to address Planned Parenthood.
In the lead up to today's speech, pro-life activists had demanded that Obama cancel his appearance, pointing not only to the Gosnell trial, but also to Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow's testimony before the Florida House apparently defending infanticide, and revelations of horrendous conditions at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Delaware.
In a statement, Lila Rose of Live Action News, had said: "Over the past few weeks, we have heard the brutal details of the slaughter of innocent human beings that goes on within the walls of many abortion clinics, including Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ in Philadelphia and the ‘meat-market’ ‘assembly-line’ Planned Parenthood of Delaware."
“These accounts by former clinic staff have shell-shocked the nation and it is incumbent upon the President to reconsider his support for the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood, which last year profited from abortion $87 million dollars committing over 300,000 abortions,” she said.
Obama has long had a close relationship with Planned Parenthood, which donated $15 million to his re-election campaign last year.
In a press release published earlier this week announcing the president's planned appearance at their gala, Cecile Richards heaped accolades on the president, saying: “President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights.”
During the recent election cycle he repeatedly touted Planned Parenthood on the campaign trail, and condemned Republican lawmakers for seeking to defund the abortion giant. On election day, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards went door-to-door canvassing for the president.
Obama is a fascist pig.
What say you, sanctimonious Liberal Catholics who kept sneering all thru the campaign that it was perfectly okay to re-elect this guy?
“Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
God blesses Planned Parenthood? Not bloody likely.
In his closing speech, Obama said; "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
Obama prays to a different God than we do........
God bless you for killing children!!!
Every single time I hear Obama talk I am more and more convinced that he is the spawn of Satan..how can ANYONE go to an event where they have 50 Newtown’s PER DAY and say “God Bless You” I wouldnt want to be anywhere near this guy when he meets his maker..won’t be a pretty sight
If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted
He still weeps-- but He's coming back with a vengeance.
Remember that "Mother" Ann Richards referred to abortion as a "sacred" right. I once argued with a Methodist woman who also referred to abortion as a sacred right. Yes, folks like that do pray to a different "god". Moloch comes to mind.
I noticed that blasphemy immediately!
Margaret ‘KKK’ Sanger is smiling in hell. She got the most powerful black man in the U.S. to advocate for baby killing.
What comes to mind here is the words of his former beloved black racist pastor. I'll flip them around:'God d@mn you Planned Parenthood.'
I don’t think the liberal Catholics are here. Jews voted at a higher rate than Catholics.
On Obama’s lips, a blessing is a curse. And of course in the midst of his blasphemy, he’s also stealing Ronald Reagan’s speech signature, minus the conviction behind the words—a resounding gong.
Why don’t you give it a break! I’m Catholic, many FReepers are Catholic, and we are good conservatives, trying our best to save our country - only to have people of ‘other’ churches paint us all with one broad brush.
That’s why I never go to the religion forums, I don’t believe God wants Christians fighting Christians.
I firmly believe Obama is a Muslim and we’ve all seen hundreds of examples that point to it. I’ve noticed him mentioning ‘prayer’ and ‘God’ a lot lately, trying to fool us into believing we share a faith.
I think he will join ‘Tiller’, the killer, in a very hot place.
Everybody's got work to do. Planned Parenthood, Jason Vorhees, Hannibal Lector, Freddy Krueger....
Abort Obama, not babies.
No true Catholic voted for Obama.
President Obama, I hope you have a good explanation for God when He asks you why,
Have you folks ever noticed the MTV/Liberal/Progressive types love to show pictures of cancer ravaged lungs as motivation for people to quit smoking. Maybe it's time to start showing people very graphic pictures of aborted BABIES, some still in the fetal position. Let them see first hand that these are not some mass of tissue called a Fetus!
Let them see the severed limbs. Let them see these babies still in the fetal position. Let them see them in metal containers instead of their mommy and daddy's arms.
And Obama has the gall to dare insult the God of Heaven and Earth with his: “God Bless Planned Parenthood”! May these people not have a moment of peace until they repent of this wicked practice. May God convict them of this evil.
Good catch...thank you! :-)
I imagine a hierarchy in Hell, with Lucifer as CEO with subordinate, devoted devils under him. At various times throughout history, these people (Mohammed, Hitler, Mao, et al) are sent into the world to spread evil in much the way Christ was sent by God the Father to redeem the world. I see Obama as just such a minion.
It’s really going to suck to be him when one day he stands before his Creator to account for all he has done.
he speech was on TOTUS. Probably does not even know he said it. Just wish someone could put on TOTUS - I am a stupid ignorant monkey faced ignoramus whom does not even write my own speeches as I cannot piece two words together.
George Tiller resides in the 'hot' place too.
I suspect even Allah has a hard time with abortion...
Actually, I’d be surprised if ANY formal religion is down with abortion.
I agree with trying to not “eat our own”, but Buckeye has a point....
I am Catholic also but hang my head in disbelief when stats show catholics vote in the majority for libs who perpetuate evils like abortion on demand.
And the Church continues to allow these overt blasphemers to receive communion even though they promote just about every evil that is against the Church.
Until the Church gets a harder line on this sort of thing, many will turn away.
But - it also says “All human life is sacred in islam”
That presents a quandary when they also say, “Kill the Infidel”.
Prominent Politicians, who claim to be Catholic, have been the prime cause of this, and I always wonder WHERE these Obama loving Catholics live.
I am in South Texas and no Catholic I know would vote for him. They must all live in the very liberal states!
As to someone having a point - I don’t believe it’s conducive to camaraderie to continually post ‘sore points’ that don’t apply to most of us here.
What kind of a man stands there and favors the killing of our children for convenience? A fool does. That’s what this man is, a fool!
Thus a religion which might just want it both ways...
Maybe others do to...