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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

This is so evil...but change-UPDATE: Obama cancels talk

Amid new concerns about the brutality of illegal forms of abortions, President Obama plans to deliver the keynote address at Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday.
The theme of the dinner, to be held in Washington, is a “Time for Care,” organizers announced. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Mr. Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights so she is delighted to have him help promote the gala dinner with his presence.

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President Obama has canceled plans to deliver a keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night after critics decried his high-profile role at the abortion rights group amid new concerns about the brutality of illegal forms of abortion.
White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the decision to cancel the keynote speech at the gala during his daily press briefing with reporters Wednesday. He attributed the schedule change to Mr. Obama’s desire to spend more time at a memorial service in Waco, Texas, for family members of the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion.

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Earlier this week, Dannenfeiser’s group touted the news that Obama would not be speaking at Planned Parenthood’s gala Thursday night, as he was originally scheduled to do. But its celebration was short-lived. The president had postponed his remarks because he was traveling to Texas for the George W. Bush Library dedication and a memorial service for victims of the explosion in West, Tex. He would still address Planned Parenthood’s conference on Friday, once he returned.