Obama: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Going Anywhere'
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Apr 26
President Barack Obama praised the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for saving lives and helping women and families in a 12-minute speech on Friday -- enough time for 7.6 abortions to take place at Planned Parenthood clinics, based on the abortion data in their latest annual report, CNSNews.com reports. In his speech, the president referenced two women that he said faced health problems with fertility and cancer, and claimed they had found help at Planned Parenthood. "So every day in every state and at every center Planned Parenthood operates, there are stories like those," Obama said. "Lives you saved, women you've empowered, families that you have strengthened. That's why no matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there's one thing the past few years have shown. It's that Planned Parenthood isn't going anywhere. It's not going anywhere today, it's not going anywhere tomorrow. As long as we've got got a fight to make, make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care and as long we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health care I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you fighting every step of the way. Thank you, Planned Parenthood, and God bless you." Obama is the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood.