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White House Refuses to Say it Will Veto Planned Parenthood Defund

This was weird, I thought.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, despite looking a little weary from the Africa trip, was clearly ready for this question. And yet he declined to confirm a veto, saying only that the White House would “oppose” legislation defunding Planned Parenthood.

It may seem minor, but I can tell you from years of watching the White House, that’s a distinction with a difference.

QUESTION: Would President Obama veto any bill that would defund Planned Parenthood — defund it either in whole or defund it in part? Is that sort of a principle here?

EARNEST: Well, I know that there has been an effort on the part of some Republicans to try to play some politics with some selectively edited videos. This is a tactic that we have seen used before. The President obviously does not support that ongoing effort. And I don’t have a blanket principle to share with you, but I can tell you that, on balance, the President would not be supportive of any sort of congressional act done.

QUESTION: But he wouldn’t go so far as to say he would veto any effort that would include that?

EARNEST:  Well, again, it’s apparent that Republicans are just getting started in that effort, and that is an effort that we oppose.

10 Responses to White House Refuses to Say it Will Veto Planned Parenthood Defund

  1. On Monday, July 27, I attended a dinner along with 768 others to hear ‘LiveAction’ Lila Rose speak! I can assure bho and his press secretary that everyone checked their political affiliation at the door! WHY? The truth about PP and the Pro-Death movement is revolting and barbaric and without any excuse or defense at all!

    Prison is too good for PP leaders who should be held accountable for breaking Fed Law ~ but their reason will, most likely, be ‘Well, bho chooses which laws he will follow…!’

    Both Josh and bho are as revolting as the PP leaders, and both have ice water in their veins and are without a conscience! jb

  2. There is no reason for the government to contribute to PP now that we all have Obamacare. The poor who wish to kill their own children can just present their Obama-card at the door, as can anyone else.
    If they only want to get a ‘check-up’ , that’s covered, too.
    As long as PP is located mostly inside the inner city(read Black ghettos) and Black women continue to consider that Black lives don’t matter, their Medicaid card should work, too,

    • I am alive for all these years because my dear mother gave birth to a child she and my father didn’t particularly want. Yet she carried my life in her body until I was born.
      I carried children and delivered them to this world – during times that were incredibly hard and heart breaking.
      I determined I would have those children and that Imwould provide for them. And I did.
      I am heart sick about PP and the wholesale marketing of baby parts. My soul is grieved.
      People are furious about a dead lion and pay no mind to the hundred of thousands of lives that are murdered every week.
      Lord have mercy…but I understand if You can no longer have mercy.

      • And just for the record, I am as far from “an extremist” as anyone can be.
        But I know right from wrong.
        And PP has morphed into something that is wrong, wrong, wrong.
        I believe PP are extremists.

        • Thank-you for your heartfelt message. It would seem that anyone, as Keith has pointed out, who has an opposing view point to any issue, is marginalized ~ no discussion allowed by those who ‘shout louder’ or call their opponents names and threaten them.

          I thank God for you and that there are still many millions who know the difference between right and wrong ~ no gray areas!

          Additionally, I believe that PP has finally been uncovered and their policies have touched the most critically important ‘nerve’ of nearly every American…and eventually everyone will have to make a decision about where they stand regarding life issues from conception to natural death. jb

          • I get a stomach turning over feeling watching those people pick through a tray of “tissue” and say things like “Is that a leg?” I had two miscarriages and was devastated both times…still think may I should have buried the remains, but the doctor said to take it to the hospital for testing–did they sell my potential babies? All this crud about how it’s for research–there are other ways to do that research and they know it!

  3. See how ez it is to win an election? The dems drag out abortion every time there is a presidential election.

    They know it is a fact that there are fewer pro-life people than choice peeps.

    They use this to get as many votes from the GOP as possible.

    Just like the stupid Christians that would not vote for a Mormon. ObamaMohamad won as the sheep stayed home.

    Welcome to dumb vile where we are played like a fish.