Mar 29 2012
I know we live in Canada, BUT there are just a few interesting things that are going on south of the 49th parallel right now that are worth mentioning. Like President Obama’s video from the White House fully endorsing Planned Parenthood:
“So when some professional politicians casually say that they’ll get rid of Planned Parenthood, don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves. That’s why last year when Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government unless we stopped funding Planned Parenthood, I had a simple answer: no.”
Aside from the glaring fact that one in five of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates is under investigation for fraudulent billing practices and for ignoring statutory rape and human trafficing laws in order to push teens through for abortions, he talks about Planned Parenthood as if it offers preventative health measures like mammograms, when we well know that they are really primarily doing abortions. As Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, points out, “Somehow the White House has missed the memo that Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms. How could they have missed that?” That’s playing politics with women’s lives.
The other interesting thing that is worth mentioning is former Democratic President Jimmy Carter’s call for Democrats to tone down the abortion rehtoric.
“I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions… I’ve signed a public letter calling for the Democratic Party at the next convention to espouse my position on abortion which is to minimize the need, requirement for abortion and limit it only to women whose life are in danger or who are pregnant as a result of rape or incest. I think if the Democratic Party would adopt that policy that would be acceptable to a lot of people who are now estranged from our party because of the abortion issue.”
Carter’s timing couldn’t have been better!