Hillary Clinton can’t escape her close ties to Planned Parenthood’s abortion business even if she wanted to.
Yesterday the Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), released a report showing that Planned Parenthood’s international arm received $26 million in foreign-aid money during Clinton’s last two years at the State Department. Unfortunately, the only reason Planned Parenthood is eligible to receive foreign funds is because President Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy, which was put back in place during Bush’s administration.
The policy requires the more than 600 groups that receive State Department taxpayer funding to pledge not to promote or perform abortions with it. During Bush’s administration, abortion supporters objected to the measure because they wanted to use the funds to do abortions overseas or lobby pro-life nations to reverse their laws against unlimited abortions. If Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will almost certainty keep President Obama’s work up and continue giving money to Planned Parenthood’s abortion expansion around the world.
The new report also revealed that the Clinton’s have received over $67,000 from Planned Parenthood during their political careers, and that Hillary received nearly $12,000 from their employees specifically for her presidential campaign. Interestingly, one of Hillary’s donations came from the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), Vicki Cowart.
As LifeNews previously reported, Cowart’s affiliate is featured in the last two videos released by the Center of Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the price of babies victimized in abortion. In one video, PPRM’s Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde explains how affiliates can get around laws that ban selling aborted babies for compensation. She says, “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing. If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”
Additionally, the SBA report notes that after Clinton announced that she was running for president, Planned Parenthood sent out a press release welcoming her to the presidential field and called her candidacy a “historic moment.” In 2009, Clinton received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger award and has been given more campaign money from the abortion company than all of her competitors.
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The President of SBA, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said the following about Planned Parenthood’s relationship with Clinton: “For more than two decades, her cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood was a source of cash and powerful political support. In light of yet another video brutally detailing the reality of abortion and harvesting of baby organs, it is a massive liability.
She added, “Hillary Clinton, like many Democrats have painted themselves into a corner by supporting abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayer dollars. The more Americans learn the truth about this extreme position, the more they will reject it.”
In May, Clinton joined President Obama in opposing the federal 20-week abortion ban. If passed, the legislation would protect babies in the final four months of pregnancy from painful dismemberment abortions. Clinton said, “Politicians should not interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation with her doctor or health care provider.”
She concluded, “This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, which has protected a woman’s constitutional right to privacy for over forty years. The bill puts women’s health and rights at risk, undermines the role doctors play in health care decisions, burdens survivors of sexual assault, and is not based on sound science.”