The Audacity of Pro-Choice

Obama Planned ParenthoodPresident Obama became the first sitting president to speak at a Planned Parenthood Conference on Friday, April 26. Does anyone else see the irony of the first black president being the first “sitting president” to speak to an organization founded by Margaret Sanger, a known racist who believed that lighter-skinned races were superior to darker-skinned races, and viewed abortion as a way to do away with the unfit and unacceptable?

During the president’s speech, he praised Planned Parenthood for “saving lives” and empowering women:

“So every day, in every state, in ever center that Planned Parenthood operates, there are stories like those — lives you’ve saved, women you’ve empowered, families that you’ve strengthened.”

Lives saved. Perhaps I missed a memo because I’m not sure how killing thousands of babies is in some way saving lives? And excuse me, but how does enabling women to utilize abortion as a means for birth control empowering them? I really struggle with this statement because again, he’s objectifying women by implying that somehow having the ability to choose to end a pregnancy makes us stronger and better; that the only way for a woman to feel empowered is to have Planned Parenthood in her life, giving her that all-too-popular “choice.”

Obama said, 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.

Sorta sounds like the time he said he didn’t want his daughters “burdened” with a baby, yes? And of course, the liberal mindset is NOT to hold this young woman accountable for her original choice to have sex. Oh no. That wasn’t her decision – Planned Parenthood saved her and gave her a “do over.” This infuriates me. First, it implies that a young woman can’t have a career if she’s “burdened” with a baby and second, that Planned Parenthood somehow deserves accolades for taking that burden away.

And of course, what Obama speech would be complete without outright pandering to women with a dose of fear and threats for good measure:

“So when politicians try to turned Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you; they’re talking about the millions of women who you serve. And 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 they may need it most — shutting off communities that need more health care options for women, not less.”

 Let me translate, just in case you don’t speak “politician”.  Obama is saying, “Conservatives hate women and want to control you, so vote for liberals.” Got it? Great. Perhaps we should send the president a memo and explain that we do NOT want to pay for the murder of innocents? That this is not about shutting off healthcare to women – last time I checked, abortion was NOT healthcare.

On supposed healthcare, he went on to say:

Forty-two states have introduced laws that would ban or severely limit access to a woman’s right to choose laws that would make it harder for women to get the contraceptive care that they need; laws that would cut off access to cancer screenings and end educational programs that help prevent teen pregnancy.”

No, Mr. President, you and I both know there are plenty of other options out there for women to find the healthcare they need that do not include the murder of innocent babies. And those 42 states have every right enact legislation that protects life, no matter how much you and your liberal base want to destroy it. 

“That’s absurd”, he said.  “It’s wrong. It’s an assault on women’s rights.” Just like thousands of other liberals out there, he’s clearly confused on what is and is not a right. Of course this is the same guy who complains about the Constitution being a barrier to his agenda, so I’m not surprised he doesn’t understand that abortion is not a right.

Finally, being his typical self, he made yet another jab at conservatives / pro-life folks when he said, “When you read about some of these laws, you want to check the calendar; you want to make sure you’re still living in 2013.” Oh wow, I guess we’re not with the times if we don’t agree with the murder of innocents… our bad. Honestly, when I read these laws I’m encouraged and proud of our country for valuing life, which I know is confusing to a man who voted against the banning of partial birth abortions.

In closing, he asked God to bless Planned Parenthood.

I am willing to bet God said no.


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