Abortion Biz President Will Campaign for Obama Full-Time

Politics   Steven Ertelt   Oct 19, 2012   |   12:52PM    Washington, DC

The president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business announced today she will campaign for pro-abortion President Barack Obama full-time between now and the end of the presidential election.

Cecile Richards, who says her $400,000 taxpayer-funded salary is not an issue, made the announcement in a new web video — saying she is taking “break from her day job” running the abortion business.

“Since day one, President Obama has stood with women. The very first bill he signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, allowing us to make sure that women get equal pay to men. And under the Affordable Care Act he’s expanded healthcare coverage to millions of American women,” she said.

“Mitt Romney … is threatening not just to take us back four years, but more than 40 years. He said he’ll do everything he can to overturn Roe v. Wade and, of course, he said that he’s going to get rid of Planned Parenthood, an organization that serves three million patients every single year with affordable healthcare,” Richards adds.

In the video, Richards is seen rallying a group of pro-Obama voters in Florida, saying, “As goes Florida goes, so goes the country, right?”

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Live Action President Lilia Rose responded to the video:

“In a new video the Obama campaign released today, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says she is taking a break from her ‘day job’ to help re-elect the President because our “daughters and grand daughters’ future depends on it.’ At a taxpayer funded salary of almost $400,000 a year, Ms. Richards may be able to afford to take a few weeks off to help, but the President has embraced a partner whose radical abortion-first agenda repeatedly puts the health and well-being of women and young girls at risk.

“Planned Parenthood is engaged in numerous illegal, unethical and abusive activities that support the sexual trafficking of minors, sex and race based abortion, failing to report sexual abuse of underage girls, accounting fraud in California, and nine medical emergency 911 calls in the last year alone. Just this past July, 24-year old Tonya Reaves bled to death after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago.

“Thanks to nearly $500 million a year in taxpayer subsidies, Planned Parenthood performs over 320,000 taxpayer funded abortions a year, making the group the abortion industry’s top abortion provider nationwide. President Obama is the most pro-abortion president in history and he is Planned Parenthood’s President, but one has to wonder why the President is turning a blind eye to the dangerous, illegal, unethical and fraudulent practices engaged by the organization and its threat to women and young girls.

“If there is a war on women going on anywhere in America, it is going on daily inside the walls of the nation’s hundreds of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.”