During a speech this morning at the Planned Parenthood gala, President Obama vowed he would never allow Republicans to cut taxpayer funds for the abortion provider.
“If there’s one thing the past few years have shown is that Planned Parenthood isn’t going anywhere,” Obama said as the crowd cheered. “It’s not going anywhere today, It’s not going anywhere tomorrow.”
Obama was wildly received by the audience when he entered the room, the first sitting president to address the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“Everybody sit down,” Obama said sheepishly. “You’re making me blush.”
In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, Planned Parenthood revealed that it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.
Obama criticized 42 states had introduced laws to restrict abortion, singling out on the new law passed in North Dakota to ban abortions as early as six weeks.
“A women may not even know that she’s pregnant at six weeks,” Obama said disapprovingly.