VIDEO: Obama thanks Planned Parenthood in midst of baby body parts scandal
July 28, 2015 (JillStanek) -- President Obama has a long-standing, super-close relationship with Planned Parenthood, most clearly exemplified by his willingness in 2011 to shut down the federal government rather than allow the abortion giant to be defunded.
Obama hasn’t stopped with his own turf. He has also blocked state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
The quid pro quo is obvious: Planned Parenthood spends an inordinate amount of money and engages its vast grassroots network to get pro-abortion candidates elected; then they as pro-abortion legislators hand money back to Planned Parenthood, the most recent example being the Obamacare funding stream.
The symbiotic relationship between Obama and Planned Parenthood goes back to his days as Illinois state senator, when Obama conspired with Illinois Planned Parenthood CEO Pam Sutherland to block passage of both the state Partial Birth Abortion Ban and Born Alive Protection Act.
Now, in the face of the growing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal, the potential to strip Planned Parenthood of its $528.4 million in federal funding has never been more real.
If Planned Parenthood loses that funding, which accounts for 41% of its $1.3 billion budget, it will be severely hobbled, if it doesn’t collapse altogether. It will certainly be in no position to help its political friends.
And as Planned Parenthood goes, so goes pro-abortion politicians.
So the stakes for Democrats are as high as the stakes for Planned Parenthood as the drumbeat for defunding grows louder.
Which is why, as pro-abortion Mother Jones aptly put it, “Pro-choicers are actually freaking out about these Planned Parenthood sting videos – And they should be.”
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Thus, on cue, Obama included Planned Parenthood in a July 24 video thanking enablers for keeping Obamacare afloat.
See :54 on the video:
Make no mistake, this message also served as a shot across the bow to Republicans: Obama is not backing away from Planned Parenthood one iota.
So what? This shouldn’t matter. As Todd Starnes wrote at Townhall on July 24, “If the GOP can’t muster the moral courage to defund Planned Parenthood, they don’t deserve the White House in 2016.”
More than being the politically right thing to do – as this is clearly one abortion issue that has Democrats on the run – it is the morally right thing to do.
Reprinted with permission from Jill Stanek.