Yesterday, Jeb Bush said Planned Parenthood should be de-funded because they are not helping women. He said, “I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny though, and that’s the difference because they’re not actually doing women’s health issues.”
In July, the first of nine videos was released by The Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood’s executives haggling over the price of aborted babies’ body parts, admitting to altering abortion procedures to procure salable organs and casually discussing ways their doctors can “crush” unborn babies to obtain fully intact parts.
Then, in one of the newest videos, the abortion company is caught harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive, which is in violation of the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act. The legislation requires abortion facilities, hospitals and other places that do abortions to provide appropriate medical care for a baby born alive after a failed abortion or purposefully birthed to “let die.”
Of course, Planned Parenthood’s best friend, Hillary Clinton, was quick to criticize Bush’s comments on Twitter. Clinton told her followers, “Jeb is just wrong.”
This is really not surprising since the former Secretary of State came out with a video of her own announcing her opposition to legislation that would completely de-fund the abortion company. In the video, she said she’s “proud to stand with Planned Parenthood” and criticized lawmakers who are working to take away their government funding.
Bush responded to Clinton on Twitter and said, “Let’s support quality health programs instead @Hillary Clinton.”
Jeb is just wrong. ✔️ 2.7 million patients for ✔️ 900K cancer screenings and ✔️ 4.5M STI tests and treatments/year https://t.co/dpbWI0jn1E
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2015
In May, prior to the release of the Planned Parenthood videos, Jeb Bush’s advisor, Jordan Sekulow, said the former governor of Florida supported defunding Planned Parenthood. He said, “We have got to defund Planned Parenthood, by the way, and Gov. Bush supports those efforts.” Jeb’s brother, George W. Bush, is known as the most pro-life president in U.S. history.
In December 2014, Jeb Bush said he was forming an exploratory committee to examine a potential Republican presidential bid in 2016, which thrilled some pro-lifers because of his stellar pro-life record. During Bush’s time as governor of Florida, he signed a measure requiring abortion practitioners to tell the parents of a teenager girl when their daughter is considering an abortion.
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Then, a few days later, he signed a bill regulating abortion facilities. He said he did so “gladly, with pride and conviction” because he wanted “to create a culture of life in our state.” Bush indicated the legislation was necessary because abortion facilities are exempt from regulations that cover physician offices, hospitals and other surgical centers. He said, “This is a simple bill that says women are deserving of the same quality care when they go to a doctor’s office or a hospital or, sadly, to an abortion clinic.”
As LifeNews previously reported, earlier this month, Bush said Planned Parenthood should be de-funded in an interview about the bill before Congress. He said, “We should, and the next president should defund Planned Parenthood. There are many extraordinarily fine community health organizations that exist to provide quality care for women on a wide variety of health issues.”
He added, “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I believe there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need. We must address the hard-to-fathom $500 million in federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood – an organization that was callously participating in the unthinkable practice of selling fetal organs. Democrats and Republicans agree we absolutely must defund them and redirect those funds to other women’s health organizations.”