(CNSNews.com) – Concerning budget negotiations with Republicans, President Barack Obama made clear in a campaign speech on Monday in Madison, Wisc., that he would not compromise on federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Obama identified preserving taxpayer subsidies for the nation’s largest abortion provider among other top priorities in a speech given one day before the presidential election.
“Sometimes you got to fight. Sometimes you’ve got to stand on principle,” Obama said.
“If the price of peace in Washington is cutting deals to cut students off financial aid, or get rid of funding to Planned Parenthood, or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or eliminate health care for millions of folks on Medicaid who are poor or elderly or disabled, I won’t pay that price,” Obama continued. “That’s not a deal I’ll take. That’s not bipartisanship. That’s not change. That’s surrender.”
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion-provider in the nation. According to its own fact sheets, Planned Parenthood performed 985,731 abortions between 2008 and 2010 – 329,445 in 2010 alone. Planned Parenthood also receives taxpayer money every year and got $487.4 million in 2009-2010.