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Fourth of July statement from Planned Parenthood: Not enough abortions on military bases

Posted By Elena Ives On July 8, 2010 @ 8:00 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

Independence Day is a time to reflect on the blessings of being an American, as outlined in our founding documents and preserved ever since. And if you believe Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, that includes a soldier’s inalienable right to unfettered, consequence-free hook-ups at the base bar.

Knowing that abortion and irresponsible sexual behavior are co-dependent, Richards is supporting efforts in congress to shore up the baby-killing end by turning military hospitals into abortion mills. And incredibly, she felt that the Fourth was the perfect time to promote the notion that the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness doesn’t apply to everyone.

This 4th of July, among the outdoor cookouts and fireworks displays, countless politicians and members of Congress will give speeches to honor the women and men serving in our nation’s military. But speeches are one thing, and action is another. Will Congress stand up for women in uniform when it counts?

I know there are civilian casualties in every war, but they’re not supposed to be intentional — or on base. At least not since President Clinton briefly legalized military executions for the capital offense of being tiny and inconvenient. And Lifenews reports even that hit a snag when base medical personnel balked at being told by Richards which of their most defenseless patients deserved the incinerator instead of an incubator.

During the brief period when these facilities were told to make abortions available, scarcely any military physician could be found in overseas facilities who was willing to perform abortions,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, observed.

Judie Brown of the American Life League responded to Richards’ Independence Day attempt to drape her nefarious motives with the pilfered glory of true heroes.

On the very day we celebrate the American dream of promoting and protecting liberty and human rights for all, for which hundreds of thousands of patriots have shed their blood, Cecile Richards, the abortion industry’s current matriarch, has a better idea: enshrining child killing on our military bases.

Abortion is nothing more or less than an atrocity—an unspeakable violation of human rights and an affront to the American dream. For Cecile Richards to brazenly insist that American military bases, which symbolize “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for millions worldwide, should participate in this genocide is a slap in the face to every soldier and every patriot who ever pledged allegiance to the American flag and all it stands for.

Has this woman no shame? I don’t know what kind of macabre Fourth of July party the Richards family celebrates, but for American Life League, Independence Day was a joyful yet sobering call to national renewal. Our mission is that of the Founding Fathers and American patriots for over two centuries: to make the thrilling words of the Declaration of Independence a reality. We will not rest until all Americans are recognized as equal and protected under the law as human persons.

Anyone who would butcher a child for simply being inconvenient has no affinity with the sacrifice and dedication that preserved our freedom for the past 234 years. It would be wise for Richards to avoid comparisons with such heroes in the future – she doesn’t fare well.

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