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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:44 PM

Obama vows to defend abortion rights at Planned Parenthood event

Source: Washington Post

President Obama spoke to nearly a thousand Planned Parenthood supporters Friday, telling them that moves to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort “to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.”

“When you read about some of these laws, you want to check the calendar,” Obama told the crowd at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest Washington. “You want to make sure you’re still living in 2013.”

The appearance underscored the central role played by women in helping to reelect Obama in November. It also marked the first time that a sitting U.S. president has delivered a keynote address to Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of abortions and other women’s health services.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards praised Obama for preserving the group’s federal funding during budget negotiations with Republicans and for providing full coverage for birth control as part of the administration’s health-care law.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-vows-to-defend-abortion-rights/2013/04/26/c5cae81e-ae80-11e2-8bf6-e70cb6ae066e_story.html

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Reply Obama vows to defend abortion rights at Planned Parenthood event (Original post)
alp227 Apr 2013 OP
sakabatou Apr 2013 #1
iandhr Apr 2013 #2
Nanjing to Seoul Apr 2013 #8
JoePhilly Apr 2013 #3
kelliekat44 Apr 2013 #17
bettyellen Apr 2013 #4
Left Coast2020 Apr 2013 #5
Hekate Apr 2013 #6
Iliyah Apr 2013 #7
Deep13 Apr 2013 #9
OnyxCollie Apr 2013 #10
nomorenomore08 Apr 2013 #11
Ford_Prefect Apr 2013 #12
L0oniX Apr 2013 #13
AnotherMcIntosh Apr 2013 #14
bowens43 Apr 2013 #15
enjoyingyourpeasyet Apr 2013 #16
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #18

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:07 PM

1. He's right. The republicans are turning back the clock.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:29 PM

2. Here come the Obama bashers in

5 ,4 3 ,2

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Response to iandhr (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:18 PM

8. Normally, I am very critical of Obama, but not this time

 

I support this with every fiber of my being!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:56 PM

3. A positive thread about Obama isnt going to get much traction

... unless you include some outrage in the title.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:33 AM

17. +1,000

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:08 PM

4. grateful, the RW has scared a lot of people off supporting Planned Parenthood

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:16 PM

5. His AG is not qualified to take any legal action if necessary....

.. based on his lack of prosecuting felonies in banking industry. And Holder only gets half-a-point for saying something about voting rights.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:03 PM

6. This is wonderful. Thank you, Mr. President!

The WaPo could have done better, though. Saying that Planned Parenthood is "one of the nation’s largest providers of abortions and other women’s health services" pretty much has it backwards. They are one of the nation's largest providers of women's health care services, THREE PERCENT OF WHICH ARE ABORTIONS.

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-glance-5552.htm

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:14 PM

7. People on this board should

know about WaPo and majority of their articles are usually in chorus with the people on the right thru small but obvious talking points such as a recent article that basically mirrored what Canter e-mailed to his loony followers.

That said, thank you Mr. President.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:38 PM

9. ...words...words...words...words...nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:39 AM

10. If only he could find those comfortable shoes...

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:15 AM

11. Planned Parenthood, more than anything else, dispenses birth control.

Which is the best, most realistic way to reduce abortion. Not that I have any moral objections anyhow, I'm just saying...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:57 AM

12. He is so full of the right words and yet 5 years later so little has been done on civil rights...

I have seen his promises un-done in North Carolina. The Justice Dept. seems to have no idea what to do about anything along those lines. Holder is not so much timid as clueless, it seems.

Its a poor comparison but some days our president resembles his predecessor by speaking the words his voters want to hear but then pursuing other policy goals or failing to deliver the promise in those words. Or else he is focused on other events and pursuits than those he promised he would undertake.

If you accept the job of leader you must do more to set the direction policy and action will take. You cannot merely show up and speak, you must also do. You must use the powers of your office to direct and IMPLEMENT what happens, not merely to make official noises.

It is no excuse to say that congress is uncooperative. The president has the ability and authority to accomplish much through proper and legal executive actions. Others in his place have been much more effective at using the power of the office to write rules and policy interpretation to support their goals. It often seems the president is too distracted by foreign policy and the wars, both public and secret, to focus on developing the policies his past experience suggests he could.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:00 AM

13. Talk talk talk ....I want to see action!

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:22 PM

14. And what is he vowing to do?

 

"Obama’s appearance came as antiabortion legislation is gaining traction on the state level. In the past two months, four states — Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas and North Dakota — have adopted some of the most stringent abortion measures in the nation, while Virginia has imposed new rules requiring abortion providers to comply with hospital-style building standards.

"Overall, lawmakers in 42 states have introduced legislation this year that would impose some kind of limits on access to abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit group that researches and studies sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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"... 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.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-vows-to-defend-abortion-rights/2013/04/26/c5cae81e-ae80-11e2-8bf6-e70cb6ae066e_story.html

Good to know that he says that he is behind those in Planned Parenthood. And since he didn't promise to do anything specifically, no one can be disappointed.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:05 AM

15. "Obama vows to defend abortion rights"

 

Oh well , say good bye to abortion rights........

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:09 AM

16. I hope this promise is better than his promise to protect labor

 

that he made.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:38 AM

18. Actions, not words

To many promises broken already to take him on his word. Sorry if that pisses people off, but it's the truth.

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