Obama Repeatedly Chooses Planned Parenthood Over People

Opinion   |   Ciara Matthews   |   Sep 21, 2011   |   5:20PM   |   Washington, DC

2011 has not been kind to Planned Parenthood. After a slew of carefully documented scandals, including a willingness to facilitate underage prostitution, the nation’s largest abortion provider now finds itself strapped for cash and in a world of trouble.

Luckily for this billion-dollar “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood has a few friends in high places, namely President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In June, the Granite State joined eight other states in defunding the heavily subsidized business. New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted 3-2 to cut off Planned Parenthood’s 1.8 million dollar taxpayer funded contract, choosing instead to fund eight non-abortive family planning services across the state—the wrong choice according to Planned Parenthood’s Washington allies.

President Obama and H.H.S. Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, moved quickly to rescue their longtime supporter. Just last week, Secretary Sebelius granted a request for the federal government to enter directly into contract with Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire, instating over one million dollars in federal funding.

Though this comes as no surprise to the many who have followed the administration’s sickening loyalty to Planned Parenthood, it is nonetheless disturbing.

From his willingness to risk a government shutdown back in April, to his May-time threats against Indiana’s federal Medicaid support, and now this September circumvention of New Hampshire’s authority, President Obama has proven himself the truest of friends to this corrupt organization. Whatever damages Planned Parenthood has suffered this summer, the Obama Administration seems intent on fixing, even when it means choosing the interest of Planned Parenthood over will of the people.