Bachmann: Stop Funding Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 7, 2011   |   12:58PM   |   Washington, DC

Republican presidential contender Michelle Bachmann delivered a policy speech today at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, where she promised she would have a pro-life presidential administration on abortion if elected.

“First and foremost, I believe that every child has the right to life because every child is made in the image and likeness of a Holy God,” Bachmann said. “”The government should do what it does best, protect the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“I am not confused by what it means to be 100 percent pro-life. I am both personally and publicly pro-life,” she told the Family Research Council in the address. “I believe it is the role of government to protect life from conception to natural death. I’ll never be confused about that issue and you won’t find you tube clips with me advocating otherwise. For starters, Planned Parenthood will be zeroed out if I am president.”

“I will also work to protect the American family from activist judges,” Bachmann continued. “Some Republican candidates seem confused about this issue. I am not–it is the core of my conviction.”

“President Obama believes judges can change the meaning of the Constitution by reinterpreting its words and by discovering new unwritten rights that the founders never contemplated including the use of UN treaties and other international law to interpret our Constitution. A Supreme Court truly dedicated to original intent, would look to the original meaning of the Constitution, to the records of the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist Papers, and other contemporaneous legal sources,” Bachmann explained.

“Congress needs to take back the responsibility to pass all the laws for our country. If the laws are bad, the voters need to be able to fire the people who wrote them. Likewise, the judiciary does not make the law,” she continued.

The Minnesota Republican congresswoman and GOP presidential hopeful also spend significant time speaking against Obamacare, saying she would work to reverse the much-maligned health care law that pro-life groups opposed because of concerns related to abortion funding, lack of conscience protections for pro-life medical workers, and rationing.

“One of the most serious problems with Obamacare is the number of times that the legislation says…the Secretary shall make rules…The rules on abortion funding, and countless other areas, are not found in the Obamacare bill itself-but in the reams of rules that have begun to emerge from the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” Bachmann said. “That is why I have been advocating for the repeal of Obamacare from almost the minute it was passed. Some have naively said they will issue waivers or executive orders to stop Obamacare, but only the full-scale repeal can stop the cancer of Obamacare from metastasizing across all of healthcare and our economy. We cannot afford to have a candidate who doesn’t understand the complexity of Obamacare or the urgency of its repeal.”

“I believe this election is the last exit ramp to regain our constitutional heritage. After that Obamacare will be impossible to repeal,” she said. “Do we want to be a free nation-a nation that aspires to protect life, liberty, and property? Or, do we want to be a socialist nation-committed to centralized government providing all needs for all people?”

“The purpose of government is to protect life, liberty, and property,” she said.