Obama asserted that “an assault on women’s rights” is underway across the country, with bills introduced in more than 40 states to limit or ban abortion or restrict access to birth control or other services.
“The fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century,” he said. “And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”
President Obama gave a speech this morning at the 2013 Planned Parenthood Gala, becoming the first US President to address the group and prompting the usual unison chorus of shrieking and freaking from right wing media and blogs. The full speech is viewable above, and here’s the roll call of right wing reactions:
Doug Powers and Michelle Malkin are freaking out.
Anti-choice propaganda site Lifenews is freaking out.
CNS News is freaking out.
Weasel Zippers - freaking out.
Michelle Malkin is also freaking out at Twitchy.com.
Jim Hoft, Dumbest Man on the Internet? Freaking out.
Also freaking out: the Daily Caller.
Breitbart.com joins the mass freak-out with several posts.
And of course, Sarah Palin is freaking out too.
Well done, Mr. President.