The mainstream media continues to ignore the happenings in Philadelphia, but provided coverage of President Obama's speech to Planned Parenthood. President Obama made it a priority to spend 12 minutes speaking to the Planned Parenthood conference. These were some of the points President Obama drove home:
1. States passing laws to restrict abortion have taken us back 50 years
2. North Dakota restricting your right to choose as early as six weeks, "most women don't even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks".
3. This President is going to fight right here with you [Planned Parenthood].
4. Ended his speech with God Bless you [Planned Parenthood], and God Bless America.
Never once did the President take the opportunity to condemn the atrocities being brought to light at the Gosnell trial.
Never once did the President bring up the word "abortion", rather he would say things such as young women in college having the right to choose when to plan a family.
1. Let's take a look at the states that have passed laws that in the President's opinion have taken us back 50 years.
a. Alabama's Women's Health and Safety Act, introduced by state rep Sue McClurkin (R) has provisions that the Dr. running the abortion clinic have admitting privileges at the local hospitals and that clinics operate at certain building standards. The Dr. needs admitting privileges in case anything goes wrong with the patient. All hospital, and health care facilities that I know have certain building standards and health codes so I am not sure how this takes us back 50 years.
b. Arizona has passed a bill making it illegal to do abortions at greater than 20 weeks. The controversy here is that the definition of 20 weeks starts at the last menstrual period, rather than other states starting point of "post-fertilization period". The state goes on to make it a criminal act to perform an abortion after 20 weeks, including loss of license. I think the Gosnell case should really shed light on the need for this requirement.
c. Kansas as well has passed Gov Sam Brownback (R) bill that defined life as beginning at fertilization, placed restrictions on abortion providers from being allowed to furnish or provide literature to public schools and a requirement that abortion providers have to discuss fetal development and potential abortion health risks. This a a standard of every medical procedure.
d. Arkansas passed the "Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act" led by Sen Jason Rapert, making it illegal to have an abortion if a fetal heartbeat was detected. Opponents state that fetal heartbeat is detected by a trans-vaginal ultrasound probe. I remember first hearing all three of my sons heartbeats and not once was it by a trans-vaginal probe. "I don't want to go back to when women used kerosene and clothes hangers because they didn't have a choice," Sen. Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, told lawmakers. What an illogical argument is that? The point here is the detection of life by a heartbeat.
2. North Dakota was specifically called out after Rep Bette Grande championed "the most restrictive abortion bill", again detecting life by the presence of a heartbeat as soon as six weeks pregnant. President Obama some how justified his disregard of the argument of the presence of life by admonishing, “A woman may not even know that she’s pregnant at six weeks,”
3. The President took the stand of fighting with Planned Parenthood. Another line drawn in the sand without looking at both sides of the argument. 40 years have passed since Roe vs Wade and we know so much more about fetal development and the presence of life. I would like to see Planned Parenthood at least take the time of day to review the most recent research. If there were not viable arguments the states would not be able to pass such legislation.
4. God Bless you [Planned Parenthood], and God Bless America. God cannot bless what is cursed. The blood of innocents crying out brings a curse upon abortion providers and America. When the blood of Able was slain God spoke to Cain, And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. Gen 4:10
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Pr 29:2