Hitting the road for Obama

The following are excerpts from an Aug. 24 opinion piece in the Daily Caller by Steven Aden of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Steven Aden

Birds of a feather flock together, especially when one bird is funneling hundreds of millions of dollars a year to the other.

Case in point: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and the Obama administration. The administration oversaw the transfer of nearly half a billion dollars to the abortion giant last year, and now Richards has announced a Planned Parenthood bus tour in support of Obama’s re-election campaign.

Since no one knows exactly what the bus tour will do, except serve as a campaign arm for the Obama administration, I guess we’ll call it the “Magical Mystery Bus Tour.”

Richards indicates that our hunch is right and that the tour will be used to garner support for the Obama administration and its numerous pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood if given four more years. Gov. Mitt Romney’s plan to protect innocent life by defunding the abortion giant is simply unacceptable.

Richards framed it this way:

Planned Parenthood sees firsthand the people who are being hurt by policies that attack women’s health, so we know why this election matters so much. … Through this unprecedented bus tour, voters will hear directly from women in their own communities who would be hurt by policies that politicians like Mitt Romney support.

The phrase “women’s health” is quite instructive in this instance. For by it, Richards is signifying all the things she fears will be lost if the Obama administration does not get four more years. These include hundreds of millions of dollars, the abortion pill mandate, the moral support of the White House, and a president who’s willing to use his bully pulpit to stump for Planned Parenthood…

So it seems that Richards and others at Planned Parenthood have decided that one good scratch deserves another, thus the bus tour…

The shared goals behind the magical mystery bus tour are, then, not such a mystery after all. And in light of the fact that taxpayers give Planned Parenthood nearly half a billion dollars a year, there’s a good chance that the funding source for this tour is anything but “magical.”

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  1. $ 500,000,000 is a lot of borrowed money to give to abortionists on my dime. I am of the 50% that pays taxes. They say mammograms, I say infanticide. And ObamaCare also contributes free surgical sterilizations for girls of 15 in California, no parental permission from their parents required. Abortifacients for Sandra Fluke too. The Democrat Party is the culture of Death and Marx. I do not want Democrats to organize my community, which is the USA.

    • Gratias…Is that true, free surgical sterilizations for girls of 15, no parental permission required? I didn’t know about under age18 sterilizations free of parents. Maybe Cardinal Dolan needs to mention some of these things when he gives the prayer at the conventions. Especially at the democratic one. They all think he thinks like they do!!!!! That stamp of approval by your presence, works every time.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        Carolyn I didn’t know that Cardinal Dolan attended a democratic convention? Wow that really upsets me.

        • Abeca, I believe Cardinal Dolan is giving the closing prayer tonight at the GOP convention and then the closing prayer at the Democratic convention next week. Only what I read in the news.

          • Anonymous says:

            I think it will be good if Cardinal Dolan prays at both. We need as many people praying as we can get. I bet he prays for the unborn, religious freedom and the hurricane victims, the jobless. May the Holy Spirit and the Sacred Heart of Jesus give him the words to soften the hardened hearts of those who reject his precepts and to enlighten those who do not know Him.

        • Abeca, I don’t blame you for being upset. But when I first read about Cardinal Dolan was doing appearing at the DNC, I realized how he is acting in the person of Jesus. Jesus would not abandon an opportunity bring sinners to conversion. I can only imagine that Jesus would do what Cardinal Dolan is poised to do; which is to take the opportunity and attempt to bring a sinner to the Father. Prayerfully he will succeed with at least one soul.

          • Catherine says:


            Jesus did not just dine civilly and then dash. The same goes with these political conventions. If our successors to the apostles do not do the same in order to be *politically correct* at the prayer closing messages of both of these conventions then they too have lost all of their salt and will be trampled underfoot. You are leaving out the crucially important part where Jesus publicly told those sinners NOT to sin anymore. Holy Scripture confirms it.

          • Abeca Christian says:

            Just yesterday my husband and I were discussing how much of a mixed message Cardinal Dolan is giving the flock. I keep asking myself, is this really Christ’s church. How could it be, how could we get away with saying it’s Christ’s church, yet give mixed confusing messages about his support for Obama. God have mercy on us. How can I even try to explain these mixed messages to our children, we can only do our best and pray that they have the graces sufficient enough to understand before they too think there is nothing wrong with supporting Obama.

          • If your children are old enough to vote, they should be old enough to understand the power of prayer and that we can and should both love and pray for our enemies. Why is it wrong for someone to pray for our country with the Democratic party? It seems to me that your objection has more to do with election results than the glory of God. Praying at both conventions is appropriate because it indicates that the Cardinal is not supporting one party above the other. If you owned a TV station, you would have to give equal time to both candidates. It is the same principle. Bishops and priests cannot indicate preference for any candidate.

          • abeca, in answer to your question “Is this really Christ’s Church?” the answer is YES! The Catholic Church is really Christ’s Church. Doubts come from Satan. That does not mean that Cardinal Dolan is demonic. It means that Satan is using your hatred for Obama to cause you to doubt. Purify your heart. You must love everyone just as Jesus did. He asked His Father to forgive those who crucified Him. Do not allow Satan to find a chink in your armor.

    • According to some pro-life websites none of the Planned Parenthood facilities in California do mammograms. They always refer women to other sources. I checked to make sure in my area, and they do not.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    There is NOT ONE mammogram machine in all of Planned Parenthood!

    So, when they are talking about ‘breast exams’ they are of a level one,
    which your doctor or yourself can do!!!

    Women, wake up!!!!! This is a business about abortion, that’s how’
    they make their money…..from $250 to $2,500 depending on the
    size of the baby. Evil and Sick, they need to be de-funding and I
    pray this will be done, but we need to have a new President and
    also the majority in the Senate!

    Everyone pray for our Country, BIG TIME!!!

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Please urge your Pastors to allow you to have an ALL NIGHT vigil on the eve of the elections to pray for God to intercede in those elections.

      We will be having the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed for us on that evening at Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove, CA.

      For more information you can call me, I am in the Anaheim, CA phone book.

      If you agree with this message, please pass it on, your very freedom to worship depends on it!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  3. Mbûkû Kanyau Mbithûka says:

    This is a spiritual battle against ‘the Woman’ and her child

  4. goodcause says:

    Too bad the noble concept of family planning has to be draped with the abortion issue, but that’s how PP operates.

    • Rick DeLano says:

      God’s noble family planning advice:

      “Be fruitful and multiply”.

      • Catherine says:

        Rick DeLano, Thank you for the excellent response!

        Psalms; Chapter 127 A song of ascents. Of Solomon

        Unless the Lord build the house’

        they labor in vain who build.

        Unless the Lord guard the city,

        in vain does the guard keep watch.

        It is vain for you to rise early,

        and put off your rest at night,

        To eat bread earned by hard toil

        all this God gives to his beloved in sleep.

        Certainly sons are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb.

        Like arrows in the hand of the warrior,

        are the sons born in one’s youth.

        Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them.

        He will never be shamed,

        for he will destroy his foes at the gate.

  5. Catherine says:

    Cecile Richards will have a much more difficult selling death if a Center for Bio-Ethical truck is rolling along right next to the Planned Parenthood’s baby butchering bus tour.

    The graphic bloody photos of the real victims of choice are shown on the side of the CBR trucks and this will leave no mystery to the question of whose health is really being harmed when a woman chooses to murder her own child.

    The Cecile Richards’ of this world will use their womanhood to escort other women to choose death for their children.

    Mother Teresa said, “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

  6. Good Read says:

    If you have not yet read “Unplanned,” I can recommend it.

    It is the journey of a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic to the pro-life side. Good reading. Eye opening for those who need eyes opened.

    Also lets people see the misplaced understandings and caring of workers at PP. Many are good people who can be brought to the Light with care and prayer.

    Available as an e-book, too.

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