Obama Continually Using His Daughters to Promote Abortion

July 25, 2012 at 11:00 am (Abortion, Birth Control, Choice, Daughters, Malia Obama, President Obama, Pro Abortion, Pro Life, Sasha Obama, War on Children)

“I think peoples families are off limits and people’s children are especially off limits.”

– Barack Obama, September 2008

Not so when it comes to arguing your pro-abortion stance.  After all, it was just days prior to the above statement that Obama said this:

“… I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

The President continues to view childbirth as a punishment, using his daughters and possible future grandchildren as supporting arguments in the pro-abortion fight, and in reasoning for government funding of Planned Parenthood clinics.

Politico reports:

President Barack Obama got personal with his stump speech Tuesday.

“Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that’s a bad idea,” Obama said to about 950 donors at the Oregon Convention Center as he highlighted differences with Mitt Romney. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices.”

Politico is acting as if this is a new tactic, but the President has been using his own daughters in the War on Children consistently, citing children as economic hindrances to a better life (h/t LifeNews).

At a campaign event on May 23rd in California:

We certainly don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or get rid of Planned Parenthood, or taking away affordable birth control.  (Applause.)  I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.  We’re not turning back the clock.  We won’t do that.  (Applause.)

Another campaign event on the 23rd in Colorado:

We certainly don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or get rid of Planned Parenthood, or taking away affordable birth control.  (Applause.)  I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.  We’re not turning back the clock.  We won’t do that.  (Applause.) 

At a campaign event on May 24th in Iowa:

We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control.  We don’t need that.  (Applause.)  I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same economic opportunities as my sons.  We’re not turning back the clock.  (Applause.)  We’re not going back there. 

Maryland, June 12th, 2012:

We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — taking away access to affordable birth control.  I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.  (Applause.)  

And the list continues…

Using your daughters as political props when you’ve declared them off limits is tasteless, using them to promote the killing of unwanted children is reprehensible.

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Story About the White House Scrubbing a Story Also Scrubbed

March 21, 2012 at 9:00 am (Censorship, Internet, Malia Obama, Mexico, President Obama, Scrub, Spring Break, Vacation, White House)

Believe it or not, but the White House wasn’t content on scrubbing stories about Malia Obama’s spring break in Mexico from the internet.  They’ve actually taken the next step and successfully scrubbed stories about the scrubbing…


Isn’t the bigger story here the fact that the White House is able to remove a news story that they deem to have ‘no vital news interest’?  Where will they draw the line now that they know they are capable of erasing something off the internet before it becomes widespread?

It’s definitely up to the media to avoid covering stories about the President’s daughter – and they shouldn’t, especially if it involves photos – but that is at their discretion. Once it’s out there, the White House has no authority to erase it from the internet collective.  Or at least they shouldn’t.

First, Politico reported on the original White House efforts:

Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emails to confirm this was a White House effort:
From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.

And now…

Via Buzzfeed:

The White House’s campaign to scrub a story from the internet yesterday about Malia Obama’s trip to Mexico has gone meta: a media reporter’s blog post aboutthe administration’s efforts to scrub the story has now been scrubbed of certain details, Politico confirmed.
The item, first posted last night by Politico’s Dylan Byers, originally noted that news sites were removing the Malia story.
Then, this morning, the post was updated with comment from the White House confirming that it was involved with efforts to remove the story — but the Politico post itself was now missing information about the trip. Specifically, the current version of the story makes no reference to where the president’s daughter is going: Mexico, which can also be found by Googling Obama’s daughter’s name and “trip.”
Rachel Smolkin, Politico’s White House editor, confirmed that they removed the information after talking to the Obama administration, citing safety concerns.
“After some internal discussions and conversations with the White House, we adjusted the post for security reasons,” Smolkin told BuzzFeed.

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