Matt Birk: Ex-Viking skipped White House visit because of pro-life stance

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Demystifying liberal myth

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 7, 2013
http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_23410400...

by Aaron Wilson -- June 7, 2013

Retired six-time Pro Bowl center and former Viking Matt Birk skipped the Baltimore Ravens' visit to the White House on Wednesday for political reasons.

Specifically, the St. Paul native took issue with President Barack Obama's support of Planned Parenthood.

Birk is a staunch Catholic father of six children who's against abortion and has taken a strong pro-life stance. Birk has also spoken out in the past in favor of traditional marriage prior to same-sex marriage becoming legal last year in Maryland.

"I wasn't there," Birk said in an interview on KFAN-FM. "I would say that I have great respect for the office of the presidency, but about five or six weeks ago, our President made a comment in a speech and he said,'God bless Planned Parenthood.'

"Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year. I am Catholic, I am active in the pro-life movement and I just felt like I couldn't deal with that. I couldn't endorse that in any way. I'm very confused by (Obama's) statement. For God to bless a place where they're ending 330,000 lives a year? I just chose not to attend."

At the close of his speech at a Planned Parenthood national conference in April, Obama said: "Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you, God bless America."

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Bushwhacker

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#2 Jun 7, 2013
Pretty stupid believing ANYONE supports abortions, we support the right to choose.

Too many hits to the helmet.

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Demystifying liberal myth

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#3 Jun 7, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Pretty stupid believing ANYONE supports abortions, we support the right to choose.
Too many hits to the helmet.
Planned Parenthood never met an abortion it wouldn't enthusiastically endorse or try to perform. Big Abortion also fights every regulation (parental notification for a minor's abortion, to cite but one of many examples) constraining open season on abortion.

Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion Obama both support killing an infant who manages to survive a botched abortion.

http://www.nrlc.org/ObamaBAIPA/2003AmendedILB... -- On March 12-13, 2003, the Illinois state senate committee chaired by Senator Barack Obama amended the proposed state Born-Alive Infants Protection bill (SB 1082) to exactly track the language of the already-enacted -- without a single dissenting vote in either the U. S. House or Senate -- federal BAIPA, by adopting Senate Amendment No. 1, 10-0. The committee then voted to kill the amended bill, 6-4, with Obama and the other Democrats on the committee voting against it.

The bill that Obama and his colleges voted to kill, as amended, was virtually identical to the federal law. The entirely non-substantive points at which the state bill language still differed from the federal law are shown in brackets below (except we have ignored differences in capitalizing).

http://www.nrlc.org/ObamaBAIPA/ObamaKills2003... -- Illinois Senate Commitee Action Report (3/12/03)

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Bushwhacker

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#4 Jun 7, 2013
No Hertz AT Sea-tac, troll...

No truth, in any of your posts....

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Bushwhacker

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#5 Jun 7, 2013
Hello, my bYtch. How does your yellow snow taste today, toady ? LMAOROTFU~!!!

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Bushwhacker

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#6 Jun 7, 2013
Pretty amusing, the TEAM showed up for the honor.....

Guess, your putz "thinks" there's an I in T-E-A-M ???

Teabagger turkey twitiot...

Why is it OK to dispose of fertilized embryos if you're a Romney, again ?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently had twin grandsons conceived through in vitro fertilization, has said it is okay for couples to "destroy' human embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization if they do not want to implant those human beings in a womb.

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

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#7 Jun 7, 2013
Congrats to Mr. Birk for being a man who tand by his convcions.

That is a qualty that is lacking in many people any more. This is espcially problematic for those on the Left since they have no moral backbone at all.

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

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#8 Jun 7, 2013
Before the spell check troll gets her granny panties in a wad...let me reprint the above.

Congrats to Mr. Birk for being a man who stands by his convictions.

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Bushwhacker

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#9 Jun 7, 2013
Multiple "moral" backbones, like your monikers ???

LMAOROFU~!

WHAT A LOSER!!!

Why is it OK to dispose of fertilized embryos if you're a Romney, again ?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently had twin grandsons conceived through in vitro fertilization, has said it is okay for couples to "destroy' human embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization if they do not want to implant those human beings in a womb.

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Bushwhacker

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#10 Jun 7, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Before the spell check troll gets her granny panties in a wad...let me reprint the above.
Congrats to Mr. Birk for being a man who stands by his convictions.
I'm cutting you some slack....STOOPID, your schooling is suspect, since it produced you.... LMAOROFU~!

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Bushwhacker

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#11 Jun 7, 2013
What kind of "man" imagines others in granny panties...???

Geez suckazz con/Sl/Irish/PC/Myth, you're a sicko.

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This is a BIG fu-ing deal

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jun 7, 2013
Matt Birk for president!

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Jack Boot

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#14 Jun 7, 2013
My wife and I dont agree on a lot of things but I'll still sit down at the dinner table with her.
Take a break Matt! Its not about you.

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jerry

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#15 Jun 7, 2013
Jack Boot wrote:
My wife and I dont agree on a lot of things but I'll still sit down at the dinner table with her.
Take a break Matt! Its not about you.
That's the point, it's not about him. Dumbass.

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Bushwhacker

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#17 Jun 7, 2013
Yet, your "party" isn't racist, right Trashy monikers ?

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Jack Boot

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#18 Jun 7, 2013
jerry wrote:
<quoted text>That's the point, it's not about him. Dumbass.
Who pulled your chain?
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#19 Jun 7, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Yet, your "party" isn't racist, right Trashy monikers ?
I don't belong to any "party" pinhead.

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Bushwhacker

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#21 Jun 7, 2013
Aren't you a minority, being the ONLY Jerry Sandusky conjugal groupie, trashy con ??? LMAOROTFu~!

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1776 Defender

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#22 Jun 7, 2013
An all time Viking great
1776 Defucker

Anonymous Proxy

#23 Jun 7, 2013
An all-time Iowan schmuck..

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