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The reason Cecile Richards has to take leave from her job at the abortion mill is because if she kept working there while also volunteering for the Obama campaign she’d run the risk of people thinking Planned Parenthood is a partisan organization (pause for laughter).
From CNS News:
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announced Friday she is taking a break from running the nation’s largest abortion provider to volunteer full-time for the re-election of President Barack Obama, because, “Our daughters’ and our granddaughters’ future depends on it.”
“I’ve taken a break from my day job in order to volunteer full-time to reelect President Barack Obama,” Richards said in a one-minute 45-second video posted on the Obama campaign website.
Richards praised Obama for the new health care law, for the law extending the statute of limitation for gender discrimination lawsuits and accused Republican nominee Mitt Romney of seeking to take women back 40 years.
And why not team up with Obama on a formal basis? They’ve been coordinating their lies more than ever lately. Cecile Richards has said that PP provides mammograms for women, and President Obama offered up the same claim during the last debate.
Problem is, that’s a bunch of BS:
At the second presidential debate, President Obama said that women “rely on” Planned Parenthood for mammograms. Actually, mammograms are not performed at the clinics; Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses conduct breast exams and refer patients to other facilities for mammograms.
Obama said: “When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care. They rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings.”
Obama used a similar line again on Oct. 18, telling a Manchester, N.H., crowd: “Governor Romney said he’d end funding for Planned Parenthood, despite all the work it does to provide women with mammograms and breast cancer screenings.”
Women can’t walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic and get a mammogram on the spot. The clinics don’t have mammography equipment.
More on that here.
It’s been nearly 40 years since Roe v. Wade passed. When Obama and Richards warn of Republicans who want to to turn the clock back 40 years, if you listen carefully in the wind, there are about 55 million tiny voices asking not only what took so long, but why it happened in the first place.