The president has again invoked his daughters to justify his
support for abortion. According to a Politico
story, Obama, campaigning in Portland, OR, Tuesday, said, “Mr.
Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think
that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control
their own health care choices.”
It’s probably not a coincidence that Obama mentioned Planned
Parenthood just as it has come under fire in the wake of
news of a woman dying from a botched abortion at a Planned
Parenthood facility in Chicago last Friday, and after renewed
calls by congressional Republicans for public hearings about
the scandal-plagued abortion business.
Obama invoked Malia and Sasha in March, when he explained why he
had called Sandra Fluke after she was insulted by Rush Limbaugh.
Fluke was the Georgetown Law School student and abortion activist
who demanded at an unofficial congressional hearing that her
friends receive free birth control from the Catholic institution.
“The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and
Sasha and one of the things that I want them to do as they get
older is to engage in issues they care about,” Obama
On the 2008 campaign trail, Obama told an audience that he
supported sex education that included information about
contraception and abortion because, “I don’t
want [my daughters] punished with a baby.”
In the past, Obama has
declared candidates’ families “off limits” to the media and
Obama employs a double standard when it comes to his own family
and the political spotlight. That’s no example for his daughters to
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