President Obama Stands With Planned Parenthood [Video]


With independent and moderate women voters fleeing the Republican party thanks to the GOP’s relentless assault on women’s rights, President Obama offered yet another reason for women to support his candidacy come November.

In a video released to support Planned Parenthood, President Obama ripped the Republicans for playing politics with women’s health care.

“For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics, and yet over the past year you’ve had to stand up to politicians who wanted to deny millions of women the care they rely on and inject themselves into decisions that are best made between a women and her doctor.” said Obama in the video posted to Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s YouTube channel.

“Let’s be clear here women are not an interest group.”

The President also took the time to remind women that the soon-to-be Republican nominee Mitt Romney has vowed to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood.

Elections have consequences, and nowhere is that clearer than with the war on women.


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Photo: screenshot from the above video


SeattleAnn S.
Ann S.4 years ago

Very nice President Obama. Thanks to him and to Jessica for sharing.

Tony C.
Tony C.4 years ago

When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 8 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

Better to stand with Planned Parenthood than lie like a rug

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

Michelle told him he had to.

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

I do love America, Admire our Founding Fathers, and I believe in the Constitution. That is why I will be voting for Democrats.

Obama+Biden 2012!

Lynn Squance
Lynn Squance4 years ago

You can agree with all of the people some of the time, and you can agree with some of the people all of the time. But you can never agree with all of the people all of the time.

There are some 330 million Americans in the US. How in tarnation is a president, or a Congress, or anyone else for that matter going to have everyone agreeing with them? That is just plain wrong headed. However, the legislation that is passed has to respect people in general, and provide for their general health and welfare. That is not what I see coming from the Republican/Teabaggers. What I see are massive amounts of discrimination against women in their war on women. What I see are massive amounts of discrimination against the workers of America as Republican/Teabaggers legislate against unions. What I see is a massive amount of income and tax inequality, a sacrifice of the working and middle class to the 1%. What I see are laws supporting electoral fraud --- the suppression of voters, gerrymandering of electoral districts, and outright fraud in the tallying of votes.

I am pleased to see Mr Obama standing up for Planned Parenthood and saying no to the Republican/Teabagger rhetoric to defund PP. Let justice prevail.

Tim R.
Tim Ra4 years ago

That would be because Mary is a troll; notice how Mary has not responded to anything in the last 6 hours. Mary is fake and just wants to stir up reaction. Typical troll that has nothing of facts in her arguments, or to back them up. Nothing but typical hate to stir the pot, yet no intelligent intellect to backup her argument. . . nothing. Keep in mind, this is a more liberal leaning site, so it's no surprise weak minded trolls from the right are going to do their best to infiltrate this site.

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

Mary D. I can't understand your post, it sounds like a lot of senseless babble. And I don't know anyone named Obummer. Do you always make up names in your la la land?

Lyn B.
Lyn B.4 years ago

So glad he's stepped up and said what he has!
Whatever problems we as democrats, liberals, voters (plug in whatever word fits) may have with Obama, we face a living hell if he is not a two term president.

Hopefully, thanks to the parade of fools that the GOP has served up this year, it will be a landslide!

I say "hopefully" because there may be idiots out there that will stay home and not vote based on some ridiculous belief that their vote doesn't matter or whatever reason they create in their heads! Sadly, we've seen it before.

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

Mary Dumbass called everyone else stupid yet she didn't even get the correct spelling of OBAMA, OBUMMER is not even close, haha