Monday, April 04, 2011

Defund Abortionists, Say All Pres. Candidates

The liberal media appear stunned by the solid GOP support to defund Planned Parenthood, despite the media drumbeat that Americans don't care about social issues like abortion.

For background, read America Hinges on Defunding Planned Parenthood, and also read 'Culture War' Suddenly Erupts, Says Liberal Media

-- From "Anti-abortion group touts 2012-ers on Planned Parenthood" by Andy Barr, Politico 4/4/11

Looking to show off its influence over the 2012 field early in the game, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List sent out an email Monday putting each of the leading GOP presidential contenders on record in support of pulling federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

Sarah Palin, Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty each provided statements to the group, while the rest of the field was able to point to previous comments making their positions clear.

Leaders of SBA List have indicated several times to POLITICO that they intend to play a major role in the 2012 campaign — starting with the group’s sponsoring of one of the few RNC candidate forums ahead of Reince Priebus’s election as chairman in January.

Responding to the Republicans who provided statements to SBA List, Planned Parenthood spokesperson Tait Sye attacked the GOP for backing a “misguided proposal.”

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From "Potential GOP Presidential Contenders: Defund Planned Parenthood" by Laura Bassett, Huffington Post 4/4/11

Other potential big-name presidential contenders, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), have also expressed their support for defunding Planned Parenthood in recent months.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), a breast cancer survivor and women's health advocate, said in a conference call on Monday that the recent GOP attacks on Planned Parenthood are politically driven.

Planned Parenthood "is facing unparalleled and purely political attacks under the guise of deficit reduction," she said.

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Also read Pres. Candidates: Abortion & Marriage Top Issues