Obama on Giving Tax $$ to Planned Parenthood: 'Sometimes You've Got to Stand on Principle'

By Fred Lucas | November 5, 2012 | 3:01pm EST

Human baby in the womb. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Concerning budget negotiations with Republicans, President Barack Obama made clear in a campaign speech on Monday in Madison, Wisc., that he would not compromise on federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Obama identified preserving taxpayer subsidies for the nation’s largest abortion provider among other top priorities in a speech given one day before the presidential election.

“Sometimes you got to fight. Sometimes you’ve got to stand on principle,” Obama said.

“If the price of peace in Washington is cutting deals to cut students off financial aid, or get rid of funding to Planned Parenthood, or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or eliminate health care for millions of folks on Medicaid who are poor or elderly or disabled, I won’t pay that price,” Obama continued. “That’s not a deal I’ll take. That’s not bipartisanship. That’s not change. That’s surrender.”

If the player does not load, please check that you are running the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion-provider in the nation.  According to its own fact sheets, Planned Parenthood performed 985,731 abortions between 2008 and 2010 – 329,445 in 2010 alone.  Planned Parenthood also receives taxpayer money every year and got $487.4 million in 2009-2010. 

CNSNews Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism — not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews relies on the support of our loyal readers to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews.com E-Brief to receive the latest news.