This post first appeared on Redstate on September 22, 2011.
SBA List Video Highlights Obama’s Laser Like Focus on Government Funding of Abortion
Posted by Lori Ziganto
It has been said many times that President Obama is the most pro-abortion President in our history. I wonder where people possibly get that idea? Could it be because he thinks it is more of a “punishment” to have a baby than to live with the life-long guilt and pain of aborting a child? Or could it be because he talks about babies as ‘it’ and worries more about what abortionists will have to do if a pesky baby – I mean ‘it’ – doesn’t just come out limp and dead than he does about the actual babies?
This new video by the Susan B. Anthony list exposes that truth further and highlights just how deep in bed President Obama is with Planned Parenthood. They pat his back and, hey, he’ll pat theirs – all on the backs of the dead.
To President Obama, Planned Parenthood is ‘too big to fail’ and he will use strong-arm tactics to ensure that they can continue receiving taxpayer dollars to fund their organization; an organization whose aim is to end life. That is not their stated aim, of course, because Lefties lie. But it is what they do – over 97% of the pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood are ‘serviced’ by getting an abortion and 40% of Planned Parenthood’s income (a profit of over $300 million over the past four years) is derived from those abortions.
It’s time to tell President Obama and his Planned Parenthood cronies that they are not too big to fail and, in fact, should fail.
President Obama and the Democrats made Planned Parenthood funding their line in the sand; they were willing to shut down the government over it. They can’t give up those sweet, sweet blood-stained campaign coffers, I suppose. So, states are defunding Planned Parenthood on their own, listening to the will of we, the people. But President Obama, ever arrogant, says he knows better.
The Obama administration is seeking to over-ride the will of the people and to usurp state sovereignty. All for their buddies at Planned Parenthood. They threatened Indiana after Governor Daniels signed a law defunding Planned Parenthood. They threatened to take away medicaid funding to the state if Planned Parenthood funding was not reinstated. To heck with the poor! Unless you fund the killing of their children, of course. Children are spendy; we are better off just knocking them off, as Ezra Klein not so long ago revoltingly explained:
The fight also isn’t about cutting spending. The services Planned Parenthood provides save the federal government a lot of money. It’s somewhat cold to put it in these terms, but taxpayers end up bearing a lot of the expense for unintended pregnancies among people without the means to care for their children. [my emphasis]
See? No more pesky expenses of a living child! Plus, padding the coffers of your Planned Parenthood cronies.
More recently, when New Hampshire chose (some ‘choice’ doesn’t count, I suppose) not to renew a contract with Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration once again stepped in to strong-arm for Planned Parenthood. They awarded them money – taxpayer funded money – themselves, overriding the will of the people of the state of New Hampshire.
The hubris is beyond staggering. And the fact that this disgusting display of arrogance is on the backs of the lives of our unborn children is despicable.
And some still want a truce? Tell that to President Obama and his fellow travelers who are unyielding in their insistence that abortion should be funded on our dime. Even those who wish to focus on fiscal responsibility should agree with me on this, yes?