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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 01:16 PM

Obama: 'Planned Parenthood Is Not Going Anywhere'

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president Friday to address Planned Parenthood's national conference, where he reassured the organization and its supporters that he will continue to fight on their behalf.

"When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they're not just talking about you," he told the crowd of 1,200. "They're talking about the millions of women you serve. 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 women need it most, shutting off communities that need more health care options for women, not less."

Obama was originally scheduled to address Planned Parenthood's annual gala Thursday night, but he rescheduled the speech in order to attend a memorial service in West, Texas. The scheduling change fueled some speculation that Obama was distancing himself from the family planning provider, but he dispelled those rumors Friday.

"I'm sorry I could not be at the party yesterday," he said during his speech at a Marriott in Washington, D.C. "I understand it was a little wild. But as all of you know, obviously, we've gone through a pretty tough week and a half. I was down in Texas letting the people of West, Texas, know that we love them and care about them in their time of grieving."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/26/obama-planned-parenthood-_n_3163522.html

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Reply Obama: 'Planned Parenthood Is Not Going Anywhere' (Original post)
SunSeeker Apr 2013 OP
Dawson Leery Apr 2013 #1
ProSense Apr 2013 #2
freshwest Apr 2013 #3
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #4
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #6
Apophis Apr 2013 #5
RainDog Apr 2013 #7
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #8
Cha Apr 2013 #9
Scurrilous Apr 2013 #10

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 01:48 PM

1. k/r

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 02:44 PM

2. Cecile Richards:

“President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “He understands that access to birth control and preventive health care are economic issues for women and their families. We fought alongside him to ensure that women’s health access was expanded in the landmark Affordable Care Act, and now we have to fight hard to ensure that the full promise of health care reform is realized for millions of women. We are honored to have President Obama join us at our ‘Time for Care’ Gala at this pivotal moment for women’s health.”

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/president-obama-keynote-planned-parenthoods-annual-gala-41226.htm


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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 02:54 PM

3. Truth! Thanks, PBO!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 03:14 PM

4. I think some people learned a little lesson about "turning planned parenthood into a punching bag",

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not too long ago.



Things didn't work out exactly the way they hoped with that.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 05:15 PM

6. She seems to have fallen off the planet.

And you don't hear much about Komen either...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 03:16 PM

5. That's awesome.

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

7. k&r n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 05:28 PM

8. Kick! n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 06:14 PM

9. thanks SunSeeker!

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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 06:15 PM

10. K & R

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