Donald Trump: Shut Down the Federal Government to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 4, 2015   |   12:06PM   |   Washington, DC

In a new interview, businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Republican should shut down the federal government if necessary in order to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The Trump interview comes on the same day Senate Democrats blocked a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood and a day before the 5th video exposing the Planned Parenthood abortion company selling intact aborted babies for research.

was asked on “The Hugh Hewitt” show Monday night if he supported shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

“Well I can tell you this: I would,” Trump replied.

Trump said he also supported shutting down the government in 2013 to de-fund Obamacare, which contains abortion funding.

“I was also in support if the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with ObamaCare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz,” he said. “You know, they left a lot of the people that really went in and wanted to do the job and you know what? If they had stuck together they would have won that battle.”

“I think you have to in this case also, yes,” he added.

Last month, in an interview, Trump told Dana Loesch that Planned Parenthood should be defunded in light of the recent videos showing their top executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.

Trump said, “It’s disgusting. And absolutely they should be defunded. I thought it was so cavalier, so horrible.”

Meanwhile, Trump said in another recent interview that he favors the pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

In an exclusive to The Brody File, Donald Trump has come out in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill, which will be taken up by Congress, prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Donald Trump released his exclusive statement to The Brody File below:

“I support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and urge Congress to pass this bill. A ban on elective abortions after 20 weeks will protect unborn children. We should not be one of seven countries that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks. It goes against our core values.”

In the past, Trump has shared that he is pro-life on abortion. For example, in January he said, “I’m pro-life and I have been pro-life. It’s an issue and a strong issue.” However, Trump admits that at one time he wasn’t against abortion but changed his mind after developing relationships with close friends who have children.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register newspaper, he explained, “If you look at it, I said, ‘It really, really troubles me, and it really, really bothers me, the whole concept of abortion.’ This was years ago, and even then it really bothered me, but I went on the other side of the line,” Trump said. “But in thinking about it over the years, I’ve had instances, and one instance in particular, a friend had a child who they were going to abort, and now they have it, and the child is incredible. And the man, he changed his views also because of that.”

“As I’ve grown older, as I’ve seen things happen in life, I’ve changed my views — and others have also,” he said.