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President Obama to headline Planned Parenthood’s annual gala

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States. On Thursday, they will be holding their annual gala celebration, and President Obama will be the keynote speaker. The President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards has issued the following statement explaining the invitation:

President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights. He understands that access to birth control and preventive health care are economic issues for women and their families. We fought alongside him to ensure that women’s health access was expanded in the landmark Affordable Care Act, and now we have to fight hard to ensure that the full promise of health care reform is realized for millions of women.  We are honored to have President Obama join us at our ‘Time for Care’ Gala at this pivotal moment for women’s health.

What President Obama and Planned Parenthood will actually be celebrating is hidden under terms like “women’s health” and “preventative healthcare.” One of the ways that legal abortion survives in this country is by keeping what it really is out of the light of day. In the public discourse, that means a liberal use of euphemisms. This statement from Planned Parenthood is so riddled with euphemism that it is necessary to translate. Here’s my rendering:

President Obama has done more than any president in the history for rights of mothers to have their unborn children killed at any stage of pregnancy (0-9 months). He understands that the right to kill unborn children is an economic issue for women and their families. We fought alongside him to ensure that more women would be able to have their unborn children killed through funding provided by the landmark Affordable Care Act, and now we have to fight hard to ensure that the full promise of an unlimited right to abortion on demand is realized for millions of women. We are honored to have President Obama join us at our ‘Time for Abortion’ Gala at this pivotal moment for women’s right to kill their unborn children.

If that sounds like a sick thing to be celebrating, that’s because it is. And President Obama will be headlining.

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