Effectively stating he does not believe all human beings are people, President Obama called Personhood USA and Personhood Missisippi’s personhood amendment “absurd” when speaking at a Planned Parenthood fundraising gala.
“The personhood amendment only says that every human being is a person. Far from absurd, it is only reasonable to recognize every single human being as a person,” says Jennifer Mason, Personhood USA spokesperson.
Obama did not mention the ongoing trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who has been charged with murder and is accused of severing the spinal cords of second- and third-trimester babies born alive at his abortion clinic.
Obama vigorously opposed Illinois’ Born Alive Infant Protection Act as an Illinois senator in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Likewise, Planned Parenthood recently stated that if a baby is born alive after surviving an abortion, the decision of whether or not to kill the newborn “should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician,” seemingly blessing Gosnell's post-birth violent killings.
According to CNN, Obama also stated that the 2011 Mississippi personhood amendment was an “assault on women’s rights.”
"Particularly in light of recent tragedies our country has suffered, it is seems grossly unnecessary for President Obama to raise funds for Planned Parenthood," Mason says. "Planned Parenthood receives over $542 million of taxpayer dollars every year and has reported over $1 billion in revenue for several years running. They are the largest and wealthiest abortion provider in our nation, and President Obama’s appearance at the gala was sure to generate additional revenue. That seems truly absurd.”