Tuesday, December 01, 2015

President Obama comments on Planned Parenthood shooting: This just doesn’t happen in other countries

Speaking from Paris (of all places) on Tuesday, President Obama continued to claim that shootings like the recent Colorado Springs shooting at a Planned Parenthood location "just doesn’t happen in other countries.”

“With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously my heart goes out to those impacted. I mean, Nancy, I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings. This just doesn’t happen in other countries.

"We are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the United States or with friends and allies like France, and we devote enormous resources, and properly so, to rooting out networks and debilitating organizations like ISIL.

“And with respect to Planned Parenthood, I think it’s clear, I’ve said it before, they provide health services to women all across the country. Have for generations. In many cases, it’s the only organization that provides health services to impoverished women.

"I think it’s fair to have a legitimate, honest debate about abortion. I don’t think that’s something that is beyond the pale of our political discussion. I think it’s a serious, legitimate issue.

"How we talk about it, making sure we’re talking about it factually, accurately and not demonizing organizations like Planned Parenthood, I think is important," Obama said.

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