Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood

Pool photo by Chris Kleponis

President Barack Obama speaks at the Planned Parenthood Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on April 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

In a passionate speech delivered to Planned Parenthood on Friday, President Obama assured the women's group that—despite Republican efforts to strike it down—the organization is "not going anywhere." Becoming the first sitting U.S. president to address the organization, the president told the estimated 1,000 gathered that he plans to fight GOP-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and contraceptives. "When it comes to a woman's health, no politician should get to decide what's right for you," he said. "As long as we've got a fight to make sure women have access to affordable, quality health care ... I want you to know that you've also got a president who's going to be right there, fighting every step of the way."