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Friday, April 26, 2013

You Should Watch President Obama's Stirring Defense of Planned Parenthood

Posted by Paul Constant on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Henry Decker at National Memo describes President Obama's address to Planned Parenthood from earlier today:

Obama, who made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president ever to address the group, offered a spirited defense of Planned Parenthood’s mission. Noting that one in five American women has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care services ranging from contraception to cancer screenings, Obama said “when politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you, but they’re talking about the millions of women who they serve.”
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There’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor” Obama noted, in a shot at Planned Parenthood’s Republican critics.

Here's video of the speech:

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