Abortion Politics & Obama

The Kermit Gosnell trial continues. The media were somewhat shamed into covering it, but that coverage appears to be rather sporadic. Neither are they giving all the details about the horrendous practices of this butcher/murderer of children. As I’ve said before, this is primarily ideological; the media is on the side of the abortionists. They won’t be interested unless they can see a connection to something that genuinely concerns them:

Planned Parenthood funds more than 330,000 abortions per year. Firearm homicides in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stood at 11,000. So which is more lethal?

Speaking of Planned Parenthood, that organization has another dubious feather in its cap now: for the first time in its history, a sitting president of the United States has addressed it publicly. Last Friday, President Obama gave a speech to this abortion giant, lauding its services. Funny though, he never once used the word “abortion.” What exactly did he say? Here are some of his comments:

No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing that the past few years have shown, that Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today. It’s not going anywhere tomorrow.

He’s tried his best to make sure of that, blocking any attempt to defund the organization. In his mind, by promoting abortion, he’s somehow helping women (except, of course, for all those women who die before they see the light of day):

As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality affordable healthcare, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be with you fighting with you every step of the way.

That’s a fact. He’s proven that. He then aimed his barbs at those of us who seek to protect the lives of unborn children:

The fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century. And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.

This is the classic “you can’t turn back the clock” fallacy, as if anything that happened earlier is bad and all recent developments are “progress.” It’s the height of unthinking, irrational, knee-jerk emotionalism. In many ways, the America of 2013 is far worse than the America of 1950. All of Obama’s talk about protecting children is revealed to be quite selective:

We also need to keep in mind the poignant fact, ignored by the national media, that when Barack Obama was an Illinois state senator, he stubbornly fought against legislation that would have required doctors to give medical care to any baby born alive “accidentally” during an abortion. In other words, he has always been in favor of allowing newborn infants to die. Our president has taken a public stance in favor of infanticide. Is that perhaps why he has remained silent on the Gosnell case? He hasn’t been bashful about speaking out publicly on other cases where he spied a political advantage. On the slaughter of newborn babies, he has nothing to say.

Then, at the end of his speech, he had the audacity to say, “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

This is the kind of man we have put in the White House. This is the depth to which we have sunk.