Senator Obama has said some admittedly sketchy stuff regarding abortion this week. And while I don’t believe in giving him free passes, it seems particularly important to remind everyone that though he’s reaching out to the religious crowd, and regardless of his personal feelings on abortion, he is still 100% pro-choice.
As reader and Planned Parenthood employee Sara has informed me, Planned Parenthood Action Fund today joined NARAL in endorsing Obama and promoting his pro-choice credentials. Though we knew all along that if they were going to make an endorsement, it would clearly be for Obama, it’s significant nonetheless — and it’s only the second time that PP has endorsed a presidential candidate. A video from CEO Cecile Richards below:
They also have a video from what appears to be last year’s national conference, of Obama addressing Planned Parenthood employees and supporters from all over the nation.
You know those “Meet The Real McCain” videos you’ve been forwarding around? People hearing positive stuff about the pro-choice candidate is equally as important as them hearing negative stuff about the anti-choice candidate. So pass it along.
[And those of you who are freaking out over the Obama comments are well within their rights. You can be upset. But anyone who says that they’re not going to vote for him because of it has to tell me how they managed to pull it together and bring themselves to vote for John “but you’ve got to have an exception for the life of the mother and the health of the mother under the strictest test of bodily injury to the mother” Kerry in 2004. That is all.]