By Michael F. Haverluck
Barack Obama, just days after a controversial botched abortion death at a Chicago Planned Parenthood business, has used his own daughters to try to galvanize support for taxpayer funding of the abortion industry giant, again.
Back during the race for the 2008 election, he famously said at a Johnstown, Pa., meeting that, “I’ve got two daughters. Nine years old and six years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”
Now he’s attended a rally in Portland, Ore., where he was lobbying for taxpayers to pay for abortions.
“Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that’s a bad idea,” Obama said. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices.”
Obama’s unprecedented commitment to abortions at the expense of taxpayers has ratcheted up in recent months, to the point the federal government has dispatched money directly to Planned Parenthood operations when state officials have diverted funding away from the abortion provider.
That’s even as further incriminating evidence surfaced in the death of abortion recipient Tonya Reaves.
Reports this week said Planned Parenthood officials waited for five-and-a-half hours before calling paramedics to treat Reaves while she was bleeding to death after her severely botched abortion.
Troy Newman, of Operation Rescue, one of the cutting edge pro-life campaigners in the U.S. today, said Obama’s continued unwavering support for Planned Parenthood in the midst of the latest disturbing incident isn’t right.
“We have to wonder how Mr. Obama would have felt if that had been Malia or Sasha bleeding to death on that abortion table,” Newman said in response to Obama’s statement using his daughters to bolster financial backing for the abortion business.
“By supporting Planned Parenthood and advocating continued tax-funding of this troubled organization, Mr. Obama is intentionally condemning other young women ─ and perhaps even his own daughters ─ to the same tragically avoidable fate suffered by Tonya Reaves just a few days ago,” Newman said.
Newman pointed out the irony behind Obama’s reasoning that support for Planned Parenthood gives power to his daughters and women across America.
“When Tonya Reaves walked into that Planned Parenthood abortion clinic last Friday, she completely lost any control over her ‘health care choices,’ as well as her life,” Newman said. “She did not choose to die. Planned Parenthood took that choice from her.”
The pro-life activist contends that the president’s comments are not only untimely, but hypocritical.
“Mr. Obama completely disrespected the life and family of Tonya Reaves by making this statement on the same day that pro-life organizations called for the president to investigate this incident in much the same way he called for a full investigation into the Trayvon Martin death,” Newman said. “Apparently for Mr. Obama, a black man who is killed by a white man is worthy of justice, but a black woman killed by a campaign contributor is something that we should give no regard.”
Newman refers to Obama’s comments several months ago regarding the killing of Trayvon Martin
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama stated during his vigorous call to action. “And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
“Well Mr. President, does Tonya Reaves look enough like your daughters to investigate Planned Parenthood?” asked Newman. “To do any less is to disrespect Tonya’s memory and play politics with women’s lives.”
To Newman, Obama’s positioning has nothing to do with justice or women’s rights and everything to do with party allegiance and maneuvering for the upcoming election.
“That is political cronyism at its worst that places women in a second-class citizen category as a matter of public policy,” Newman said. “Mr. Obama’s comments are completely unacceptable and we demand that he retract his support for Planned Parenthood and seek justice for Tonya Reaves and her family for this completely avoidable death.”
He said the information coming out about the death of Reaves raises alarms.
“It is clear that Planned Parenthood botched the procedure that resulted in uncontrolled bleeding then failed to treat the hemorrhage while Reaves was at their clinic, allowing her to bleed for over five hours before finally calling for help,” said Newman, referring to a report from Steve Miller of WBBM, a CBS affiliate. “There can be no doubt that this delay contributed to her death. The injury and the untreated hemorrhage happened at Planned Parenthood and they are solely responsible for it.”
According to Newman, it is time for the federally funded abortion organization to be held accountable.
“Planned Parenthood is trying to minimize their responsibility for Reaves’ completely avoidable death that appears to have resulted from a combination of their negligence, delay – possibly for the purpose of cover-up — and lack of communication with emergency providers,” Newman declared. “That abortion clinic is dangerous and should be closed. The abortionist should not be allowed to continue to inflict harm on women and should have his medical license revoked.”
“We again call on President Obama to stop protecting Planned Parenthood and halt all federal funding to the abortion giant in order to prevent other women from suffering Tonya Reaves’ fate,” Newman said.