The United States presidency, like any other institution populated by human beings, has had many scandals during its history. For baby boomers like me, we automatically think of Watergate, in which President Richard Nixon was spying on American citizens and creating enemies lists and breaking into his opponents' offices, among other things. And of course, we can't forget President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky doing their thing in the Oval office.
But at no time has any president in our history ever sunk lower than Barack Obama did when he spoke on April 26 at a conference for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States. According to the official "White House Blog", President Obama praised this group of ruthless baby killers for "reaffirming the core principle that has guided the organization for nearly a century: that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health." Don't you just love the euphemisms? Killing your baby is termed "making your own decision about your health." Below is a picture of what "making their own decisions about their own health" looks like:
I do not like to post such pictures, but sometimes there is just no other way to make a point. This picture is what Planned Parenthood is all about. The President didn't speak about this. In fact, he never even said the word "abortion" in his 12 minute speech. He deftly used the phrase "right to choose." He tried very hard to convince us that Planned Parenthood is all about providing "healthcare" to women. He got caught on this during the presidential campaign last year when he said PP does mammograms. He finally had to admit this was not true. Yes, they do certain health screen testings, but the bulk of their "business", by far, is abortions. According to a cnsnews.com article, PP performed "333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011. That averages one abortion every 94 seconds." Obama actually tries to tell us that Planned Parenthood saves lives. That's like saying Hitler was great for Germany because he improved the economy.
Many are upset that Obama would dare to speak at Planned Parenthood in the face of the Kermit Gosnell trial which is taking place in Philadelphia. This trial, of course, is about Dr. Kermit Gosnell who ran a house of horrors called an abortion clinic. At least one woman died as a result of a botched abortion, and he is accused of aborting babies alive and then killing them afterwards. From the Grand Jury Report:
This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.There can be no argument that Kermit Gosnell committed monstrous acts. But as a commentary from Matt Barber of WND says:
Let’s keep it real. The only difference between what happened in Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic and what happens every day in Planned Parenthoods across the country can be measured by a matter of inches – by the child’s proximity to her mother in the room. Whether the baby is in the womb or 12 inches removed, a dead baby is a dead baby, right? So why all the drama? Relax. You know, Roe v. Wade and all.Does it really make any difference whether a baby is killed in the womb or outside the womb? I know that legally it is the difference between being a murderer and a "healthcare provider" as Barry Obama tells us. But it makes absolutely no difference to the defenseless baby whose life is being snuffed out. In fact, Obama actually sees no difference at all as he plainly told us when, as an Illinois State Senator, he fought against the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act which would guarantee healthcare to babies who survived abortions. Obama was the only Illinois senator opposed to this bill. This is what he said at the time:
.. I just want to suggest... that this is probably not going to survive constitutional scrutiny.
Number one, whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a - child, a nine-month-old - child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place.
I mean, it - it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute. For that purpose, I think it would probably be found unconstitutional.So Obama actually is denying that the baby in the womb is a child, even if that "non-child" is able to survive a botched abortion. He insisted as a state senator that these aborted babies be left to die with absolutely no care whatsoever. Is he any different than Kermit Gosnell? The only difference I can see is that Gosnell immediately put these babies to death, albeit using horrendous methods, instead of throwing them in a corner and allowing them to die a slow, painful death, as then-Senator Obama would demand.
One of the reports from the Gosnell trial says that a baby was aborted into a toilet and tried to actually swim and save itself. In fact, according to the Grand Jury Report, "Other staff members confirmed that it was standard procedure for women to deliver fetuses – and viable babies – into toilets while patients and staff waited for Gosnell to arrive at the clinic." What is the difference between that and the abortion clinic counselor telling a woman that if she aborts a live baby at home, she should just "flush it." As the "counselor" tells us here, don't think about it, just do it.
Matt Barber summed it up well:
To “pro-choicers” it’s not that old Kermit did anything wrong; it’s just that he got caught doing it. He was careless. He pulled back the curtain of “reproductive freedom” to reveal abortion’s house of horrors. Kermit Gosnell is liberalism personified, and liberalism relies on deceit. The “progressive” culture is a culture of death. Moral relativism is as moral relativism does.
Speaking of moral relativism, on Friday the first sitting president in United States history gave the keynote address at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. Nice timing. Even as the Gosnell mass-murder trial wraps up, Obama was lending the full weight of his presidency to a mass-murder celebration.
His message? All you Planned Parenthood-hating, anti-Gosnell right-wingers better listen up: “No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing that the past few years have shown,” he promised. “That Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today. It’s not going anywhere tomorrow.”
Yeah, we’ll see about that, slick.
Can there be any hope for a nation when its leader praises an organization whose main purpose is to kill unborn babies? The only reason we are still here is through the great mercy of God and the prayers of many faithful people. But I don't know how much longer our nation can survive when our president publicly and unashamedly supports the murder of babies. God have mercy on us all.