— Daniel (@19_baller) March 2, 2016
That President Obama is a huge supporter of Planned Parenthood is no secret, but at a White House reception Wednesday night in honor of Women’s History Month, the president flat-out declared that the organization’s president, Cecile Richards, was a real-life superhero for “making sure that women’s health care is on the front burner.” Seeing as the event was a celebration of women’s history, he could have at least given one of his famous shout-outs to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger as well.
Video of the president’s remarks is embedded below, but just for fun, guess how many times the president mentioned abortion as Planned Parenthood’s premier health care offering during his 15-minute speech? If you guessed “zero,” give yourself a hand, or see if Planned Parenthood can get one for you at cost.
— sfpelosi (@sfpelosi) March 18, 2016
Receiving similar accolades was Rep. Nancy Pelosi, whose daughter tweeted a link to video of the president’s remarks, along with the hashtag #truth. Also honored were NFL coach Dr. Jennifer Welter, Marvel Comics’ Sana Amanat, and Second Amendment champion Dana Loesch. (Just kidding about that last one, obviously.)
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) March 17, 2016
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) March 16, 2016
Mostly, though, the president spoke about himself and credited his administration with passing Obamacare, expanding sick leave, fighting hard against campus sexual assault (by dispatching Vice President Biden to lead the “It’s On Us” initiative), and so on.
— SCOTUS Nomination (@SCOTUSnom) March 16, 2016
Women not mentioned, among others, were the Little Sisters of the Poor, whom the administration would sooner sue out of existence than allow a challenge the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
The president wrapped up his speech with a reminder of yet another initiative: the first-ever White House Summit on the United State of Women, to be held in May.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 30, 2016
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 1, 2016
Taking them to lunch? Or teaming with Richards to ensure they’re not punished with children?
— IAmTeriO (@Terio818) March 1, 2016
— Sharon Zenker (@Zwoman916) March 1, 2016