Obama Criticized for Using Daughters to Promote Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 26, 2012   |   11:16AM   |   Washington, DC

President Barack Obama is coming under criticism for invoking the names of his daughters to promote federal taxpayer funding for the Planned parenthood abortion business.

As LifeNews reported this week, Obama once again called for more taxpayer funding of the abortion business during a campaign speech in Portland.

“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.”

But Obama continued, saying, “I think that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices.”

That’s not going over well with Daniel Allott, a writer at the conservative American Spectator publication, who also wrote about Obama’s speech.

“It’s probably not a coincidence that Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood just as it has come under fire in the wake of news of a woman dying from a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago last Friday, and after renewed calls by congressional Republicans for public hearings about the scandal-plagued abortion business,” he writes.

Allott points out that Obama has repeatedly used his daughters when it comes to controversial abortion and pro-life-related topics:

Obama invoked Malia and Sasha in March, when he explained why he had called Sandra Fluke after she was insulted by Rush Limbaugh. Fluke was the Georgetown Law School student and abortion activist who demanded at an unofficial congressional hearing that her friends receive free birth control from the Catholic institution. “The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha and one of the things that I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about,” Obama said.



On the 2008 campaign trail, Obama told an audience that he supported sex education that included information about contraception and abortion because, “I don’t want [my daughters] punished with a baby.”

In the past, Obama has declared candidates’ families “off limits” to the media and political opponents.

Obama employs a double standard when it comes to his own family and the political spotlight. That’s no example for his daughters to follow.