On Friday President Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood conference and his words praising American's largest abortion provider angered prolife activists. Obama ended the speech by saying, "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America. Thank you."
During the speech Obama criticized states for passing restrictions on abortion and praised Planned Parenthood's health services.
On Abortion Restrictions:
So the fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century. And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.
Forty-two states have introduced laws that would ban or severely limit access to a woman’s right to choose -- laws that would make it harder for women to get the contraceptive care that they need; laws that would cut off access to cancer screenings and end educational programs that help prevent teen pregnancy.
On Health Care:
One in five women in this country has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care. One in five. And for many, Planned Parenthood is their primary source of health care — not just for contraceptive care, but for lifesaving preventive care, like cancer screenings and health counseling.
During last year's presidential race President Obama defended Planned Parenthood for health care services that they don't provide.
Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin responded with a column showing that Planned Parenthood defenders were being deceptive.
But here’s what the famous femmes don’t tell you: Planned Parenthood does not provide women with mammograms. PP’s “women’s health” mantle is a sham. An undercover investigation of 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states, conducted by pro-life group Live Action, confirmed that the abortion provider does not perform breast cancer screenings. “We don’t provide those services whatsoever,” a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona admitted. Planned Parenthood’s Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, Kan., acknowledged: “We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.”