Obama: if cutting Planned Parenthood funding is the price of peace, ‘I won’t pay that price’
MADISON, WI, November 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama re-pledged his allegiance to Planned Parenthood in a speech while campaigning in Madison on Monday.
“If the price of peace in Washington is cutting deals to cut … get rid of funding to Planned Parenthood… I won’t pay that price,” vowed Obama. “That’s not a deal I’ll take. That’s not bipartisanship. That’s not change. That’s surrender.”
His remarks were a reminder of those he made in April of 2011 when the president thwarted Republican budget negotiation attempts. At that time, popular funding cuts to the nation’s largest abortion chain were on the table as part of a budget bill, and a delayed passage of the bill meant delayed payments to military members, among other government shut downs.
However, Obama made it clear that his signature was contingent upon restoring Planned Parenthood funding and that he was willing to delay passage until his demands were met.
Planned Parenthood, the country’s number one abortion provider, receives nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding every year.
In yesterday’s speech, Obama made it clear that he does not intend to back down on his commitment to the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood, he stated, is a priority, along with not “cutting students off financial aid”, or “let(ting) insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or eliminat(ing) health care for millions of folks on Medicaid who are poor or elderly or disabled.”