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Friday, April 26, 2013

You Should Watch President Obama's Stirring Defense of Planned Parenthood

Posted by on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Henry Decker at National Memo describes President Obama's address to Planned Parenthood from earlier today:

Obama, who made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president ever to address the group, offered a spirited defense of Planned Parenthood’s mission. Noting that one in five American women has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care services ranging from contraception to cancer screenings, Obama said “when politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you, but they’re talking about the millions of women who they serve.”
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“There’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor” Obama noted, in a shot at Planned Parenthood’s Republican critics.

Here's video of the speech:

 

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And then read something constructive like this:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/26/a…

Posted by sgt_doom on April 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM · Report this
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“There’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor”

Bullshit. Conservatives have always defended patriarchy and denied women's control over their own bodies. Why does Obama perpetuate myths about conservatism?
Posted by anon1256 on April 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM · Report this
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@2 You seem to be confusing people who claim the term Conservative with the political philosophy of the same name.

This is similar to confusing the teachings of Jesus Christ, with purported Christians.
Posted by Verily, I say Unto You on April 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 4
@2,

You say perpetuating myths, I say taking potshots at conservative hypocrisy. Potayto, Potahto.
Posted by keshmeshi on April 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM · Report this
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@3 - Spare me the nonsensical parsing. Conservatism amounts to the historical record of conservatism, not the spin snake oil salesmen want to put on it.
Posted by anon1256 on April 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM · Report this
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Hell Yeah....

If PP goes belly up who the fuck will slaughter our babies?
Posted by Pump the Mayhem! PUMP IT! on April 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM · Report this
sperifera 7
@6 - "If PP goes belly up..."

In your dreams, troll. You're seriously outnumbered in this fight if you haven't figured that out by now.
Posted by sperifera on April 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this
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@2 I think that was more a chastisement of Conservatives with a capital "C" than a defense of small-"c" conservatism.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on April 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM · Report this
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@6 Planned Parenthood prevents far more abortions through it's contraceptive services then it performs. Not that that information will matter to you. I'm guessing you wouldn't understand the concept that parenthood should be planned.
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on April 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
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The president is very good at making speeches to give the impression to the base that he's fighting for them. He really needs to put some serious DOJ teeth into not only defending PP, but battling back against restrictive measures taken against the right to choose in the red states.
Posted by neo-realist on April 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 11
"Conservatism" is a soldier in the army of dead metaphors.
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on April 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM · Report this
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And then be sure to read Matt Taibbi's latest blockbuster story:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/new…
Posted by sgt_doom on April 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM · Report this
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What?!

we LUV PP!

LUV! LUV! LUV!!!

btw. so does the KKK.

after all, PP kills more blacks in a week than the KKK did in all its existence.
Posted by but you already knew that, didn't you..... on April 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM · Report this

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