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Obama Praises Planned Parenthood In Video Message To Supporters

"For you and for most Americans, protecting women's health is a mission that stands above politics," President Obama says in a video message to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. "And yet over the past year we've had to stand up to politicians who wanted to deny millions of women the care they rely on and inject themselves into the decisions that are best made between a woman and her doctor."

"Let's be clear here, women are not an interest group. They're mothers, and daughters, and sisters, and wives. They're half of this country and they're perfectly capable of making their own choices about their health."

President Obama also got in a few blows to the Republican party in his message.

"So when some professional politicians casually say that they’ll get rid of Planned Parenthood, don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves. That’s why last year when Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government unless we stopped funding Planned Parenthood, I had a simple answer: no," he said.

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