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Pro-Lifers: Obama Should Cancel Planned Parenthood Speech Given Gosnell Trial

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/23/13 3:10 PM

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Given the national attention over the trial of an abortion practitioner charged with multiple counts of murder for killing babies in gruesome abortion-infanticides, a leading pro-life group is calling on President Barack Obama to cancel his keynote speech at Thursday’s Planned Parenthood gala.

Lila Rose, the head of the pro-life group Live Action, which has exposed Planned Parenthood arranging abortions for victims of sex-trafficking and misleading women about the risks and dangers associated with abortions, is calling for the cancellation.

She released the following statement to LifeNews:

“In the wake of the gruesome and horrific revelations emanating from the trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell, we urge President Obama to cancel his fundraising speech for big abortion giant Planned Parenthood on Thursday night.

“Planned Parenthood is the nation’s number-one abortion provider, having received in 2011 (the latest year with available data) a record $542 million in tax dollars under the policies of the Obama administration. Over the past few weeks, we have heard the brutal details of the slaughter of innocent human beings that goes on within the walls of many abortion clinics, including Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ in Philadelphia and the ‘meat-market’ ‘assembly-line’ Planned Parenthood of Delaware.

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“These accounts by former clinic staff have shell-shocked the nation and it is incumbent upon the President to reconsider his support for the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood, which last year profited from abortion $87 million dollars committing over 300,000 abortions.”

The nation’s biggest abortion business heaped praise on President Barack Obama today, in advance of his keynoting a Planned Parenthood gala on Thursday.