As the Democrats kick off their convention, perhaps they should heed the old saying that you are the company you keep. If this saying is in fact the case, the President and his party have some explaining to do.
President Obama and his party have chosen to grant Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, a prominent speaking slot at their convention this week. This endorsement of Ms. Richards and her enterprise follows President Obama’s making numerous campaign stops and running ads on behalf of Planned Parenthood. This support complements other high ranking Dems’ support of that same organization, including Nancy Pelosi’s enthusiasm over the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts.
This highly visible embrace and support is inconveniently timed with the release of new analysis that links numerous existing whistle-blower lawsuits — in California, Iowa and Texas — with strong statistical correlation demonstrating an anomalously solid link between Planned Parenthood’s government funding and the abortions it commits. This, of course, runs contrary to Democrat assertions to the contrary[i].