Michele Bachmann Hits Planned Parenthood at Faith Conference

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 3, 2011   |   1:49PM   |   Washington, DC

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made no bones about her pro-life position at the Faith and Freedom Conference today in a speech to values voters who will be the key in deciding which Republican takes on pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Bachmann, from Minnesota, is expected to make an announcement in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa later this month about whether she will mounts a campaign for the GOP nomination to take on the president who is considered the most pro-abortion since Roe v. Wade.

Bachmann talked extensively about pro-life issues during her rousing speech and slammed Planned Parenthood accusing the abortion business of corruption and of “committing crimes and enabling young, minor girls.”

“This organization has by their own records performed 324,008 abortions in 2008 and 2009 and that’s in addition to the trafficking of under-age girls that has gone on under Planned Parenthood’s nose,” she said. “Do you think we could start here by defunding this organization?”

“They wrote that ‘Among those rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… life; that’s the first right,” she said. “And the incredible thing about this statement is inalienable rights are ones that man cannot give … and not only are inalienable rights ones that man cannot give that right, nor can government give it, the opposite is that government is without authority or power to take that right away.”

“Government is incapable of giving unalienable rights. Only God can give life,” she said. “Government is without power or authority to take that right away.”

Bachmann received a standing ovation when she called for the repeal of Obamacare, and she continued the strain repeatedly as the audience rose to its feet.

“I am committed: I will not rest until we repeal ObamaCare. America will not rest until we repeal ObamaCare,” she said. “Take it to the bank, cash the check, it will be done.”

“If we have anything to say about it, Barack Obama will be a one-term president,” she said to a rousing ovation.

Bachmann ended her speech with a prayer, saying, “We do pray for our president, we pray for the Supreme Court, we pray for the members of Congress, we pray for those who are in authority.”

After her speech, in an exchange with the media, Bachmann did not say whether she will run for president — instead speaking in general terms about Republicans needing to defeat Obama.

“I think the GOP has a tremendous opportunity but it won’t be an easy climb. But I do believe that especially what the president’s record has been…he’ll have a difficult time as well,” she told reporters.

“Someone will win the GOP primary; the main opponent is Barack Obama,” she added. “Clearly, the American people are rejecting the individual mandate, and that’s my position.”