Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Obama's Unyielding Loyalty to Planned Parenthood

Susan B. Anthony List: President Obama likes to talk a lot about compromise. But when it comes to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, America's abortion giant, Obama's loyalty is unyielding.

After all, Planned Parenthood is one of President Obama's top political allies.

In a 2007 speech to Planned Parenthood Action Fund, then-candidate Obama told the audience, "On this fundamental issue, I will not yield, and Planned Parenthood will not yield."

In its 2008 endorsement of then-candidate Obama, Planned Parenthood Action Fund made just its second presidential endorsement in its history, noting his 100% voting record with Planned Parenthood dating back to his time as a state senator in Illinois. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards exclaimed, "there is no organization better positioned to reach out to women voters than the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. We will do all that we can to support Barack Obama..." During the 2008 and 2010 election cycles alone, Planned Parenthood spent over $1.7 million dollars to help elect President Obama and support his fellow pro-abortion Democrats.

And since taking over the Oval Office, President Obama has rewarded Planned Parenthood by going above and beyond to protect their hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. During fiscal year 2009, Planned Parenthood reported receiving over $363 million dollars in government grants and contracts -- an all-time record -- boosting their annual budget to over $1 billion. In February of 2011. . . . [Read More]

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