On June 5, 2013 on the White House blog they told us of a visit made by the Baltimore Ravens.
Today, President Obama welcomed the Baltimore Ravens to the White House to congratulate the team on its Super Bowl win earlier this year.
President Obama also commended the team for their work helping others, especially in Baltimore. For example, the President announced today that the Ravens will be donating brand new uniforms for 42 varsity football and girls’ basketball teams at public schools all across Baltimore.
But they failed to mention one of the players skipped out.
“I would say this, 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’,” Birk said during an interview on KFAN-FM radio’s “The Power Trip Morning Show” Thursday.
“Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year,” he continued. “I am a Catholic. I’m 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 and was very confused by that statement — for God to bless a place where they’re ending 330,000 lives a year, so I just chose not to attend.”