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Obama Says His Daughters' "Choices" May Depend on Funding Planned Parenthood

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Our president could not be more clear: “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards, we’re going forwards.”

Here’s more from  CNSNews.com:

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama told campaign contributors that he favored taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood in part so his two daughters could “control their own health care choices.”

Speaking at a gathering at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., the president criticized his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, for wanting to eliminate federal subsidies to the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that is a bad idea,” Obama said. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards, we’re going forwards.”

Obama’s two daughters, Malia and Sasha are ages 14 and 11, respectively.

Obama spoke first to a closed press fundraising roundtable of 25 donors contributing $30,000 per head, according to the White House press pool report. He delivered the public remarks to a room full of donors with tickets starting at $500.

In fiscal year 2010, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) got $487.4 million from the federal and state governments, up from $363.2 million the previous year, making taxpayer funding about one-third of the organization’s $1 billion in assets. According to its fact sheet, Planned Parenthood performed 329,445 abortions in 2010.

Though federal law prohibits tax dollars from directly funding abortions, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting the investigation, said the money is fungible.

The House oversight subcommittee asked Planned Parenthood to produce internal audits from 1998 to 2010 showing how much federal money Planned Parenthood received and how it was spent, including if the government had to be reimbursed for improper billing to Medicaid; state audits of the group going back 20 years; policy statements certifying whether there was co-mingling of federal dollars in programs that fund abortions; explanations that convey the group’s procedures for reporting “criminal conduct” to include statutory rape, sexual abuse, and suspected sex trafficking.  

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2 Responses to “Obama Says His Daughters' "Choices" May Depend on Funding Planned Parenthood”

  1. Chris #

    I don't want my tax money funding this. Please vote in November for values and the truth.

    July 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM Reply
  2. Mr Davis #

    I don't want my tax dollars funding anything anti Christ, but that is exactly what our government has become throughout and if you don't pay your taxes your going to jail. This is how the Church in Germany was comprimised as well prior to Hitlers rise to power and after also.

    I need to think on this.

    Is Christ asking are willing to go to jail in order to avoid sin?

    Are we commanded to honor and respect the government and to pay our taxes even if they are persecuting the body of Christ and it is at every turn?

    If we are arrested, I know this much we are not supposed to resist evil for it is God Himself who will pay them back double for what evil they do to us. Rather we are to be kind to those who hate us.

    I am convicted about this and torn.

    Dan

    July 26, 2012 at 2:39 AM Reply

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