The first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood
And when it comes to abortion, specifically, 53 percent of all Americans approved of Obama’s handling of the issue in a January CNN/Time/ORC poll, while 35 percent disapproved. That puts him in far better stead than in 2010, when 40 percent of respondents approved of him on the issue and 47 percent disapproved…
In a statement this week, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said, “President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights.”
Marjorie Dannenfeiser, president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, agrees that Obama is one of Planned Parenthood’s closest allies.
“There is no industry that President Obama is more willing to protect than the abortion industry and particularly Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion provider, which in a single year performed more than 333,000 abortions,” she said in a statement. “The president has defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood to the point of being willing to shut down the government over the continuing resolution battle, and in return they spent a record amount to reelect him in November.”