Recall that at a 2007 Planned Parenthood fundraiser presidential candidate Barack Obama said "reproductive care" (i.e., abortion) was "essential... basic... at the center and at the heart" of his healthcare plan....
Candidate Obama made some promises, and now PP aims to make him keep them. After the House's vote last night to exclude abortion from nationalized healthcare, PP CEO Cecile Richards issued an email alert today calling in some chips.
Cecile reminded Obama in the letter that abortion proponents voted for and contributed to Obama for such an evil time as this: to include abortion in socialized healthcare. "[W]e need strong and public support from the White House to help us," wrote Cecile.
A sample email PP is asking supporters to send to Obama gets more to the point: "You campaigned on a promise to put reproductive health care at the center of your health care reform plan. Now it's time for you to make good on that commitment."
I doubt Cecile's going to see "public support," but I'm sure the White House will pull out all stops behind the scenes to retain it.