Obama slams GOP in video love letter to Planned Parenthood supporters

In a new video released by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, President Obama expresses his gratitude to Planned Parenthood supporters. He also manages to toss in a few jabs at the Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

Here’s the transcript:

For you, and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics. And yet over the past year, you’ve had to stand up to politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made between a woman and her doctor.

Let’s be clear here. Women are not an interest group. They’re mothers and daughters and sisters and wives. They’re half of this country. And they’re perfectly capable of making their own choices about their health. So we’re grateful that through it all, you never forgot who you’re fighting for:

The woman with a new lease on life because a mammogram caught her cancer in time.

The woman who can sleep easier at night because of a cervical cancer screening.

The woman who was able to choose when to start a family because she could afford contraception.

So when some professional politicians casually say that they’ll get rid of Planned Parenthood, don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves. That’s why last year when Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government unless we stopped funding Planned Parenthood, I had a simple answer: no.

But we know this debate is far from over. We must continue to send a message loud and clear: if you truly value families, you shouldn’t play politics with a woman’s health. That’s why I know that Planned Parenthood will continue providing care no matter what. I know you’ll never stop fighting to protect the health care and the choices that America’s women deserve. And as long as I have the privilege of being your president, neither will I. Thanks.

The only thing missing is a #WarOnWomen hashtag.

On the Planned Parenthood Action Fund website, supporters are encouraged to watch the “special message” and to sign a letter thanking the president for “standing strong for women’s health.”

Twitchy will monitor reaction to the video and continue to update this post as needed.

  • peteee363

    planned parenthood, keeping dumpsters full since the days of margaret sanger!

  • http://twitter.com/Students4LifeHQ Students for Life

    Anyone notice Pres Obama furthered the lie here that PP provides mammograms? http://studentsforlife.org/2012/03/28/why-hasnt-president-obama-gotten-the-memo/

  • MovingToNevada

    Gotta keep the left wing nut jobs happy! All 20% of them. 

  • http://twitter.com/snowed_in Snowed In

    Be sure to view the video on YouTube so you can hit the dislike button.  It showed my click as the 13th; let’s see if YouTube isn’t covering up the true stats…

  • http://twitter.com/DunganLarry Larry James Dungan

    O Yes Thank you Mr.President, for standing with Planned Parenthood &the Mass Murder of Countless unborn Babies,in giving your aproval to this Great Crime against Humanity you show yourself for what you truely are. In Nov.we will again thank you By KICKING YOUR  A$$ OUT OF OFFICE,A POSITION YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE HELD IN THE FIRST PLACE.Than once again America can hold its’ head high & that its’ Rid of you the WORST President this Country has ever known!

  • tcbinc

    Planned Parenthood that Obamacare funds is The NUMBER ONE K I L L E R Of Bl@cks “365,000 last year”


    The National BIack Pro-Life Coalition, an anti-abortion group targeting African-Americans,recently released this video claiming that the number one kiIIer of bIack Americans is Planned Parenthood and the Abortions
    that target African-Americans, and saying we need to stop Planned Parenthood in order to bring an end to the genocide..

    BIack babies are terminated at triple the rate of white babies, a female announcer in one of the ads says, as rain, thunder, and a crying infant are heard in the background. The Democratic Party supports these abortion laws that are decimating our people, but the individuals right to life is protected in the Republican platform. Democrats say they want our vote.Why don’t they want our lives?