Hillary Clinton Adamantly Defends Planned Parenthood Funding After House Votes to De-Fund It

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 18, 2015   |   4:03PM   |   Washington, DC

After today’s House vote to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Hillary Clinton took to twitter to adamantly defend taxpayer funding for the abortion company. As is typical, Clinton couched the support for Planned Parenthood in terms of women’s health, ignoring completely how it is the nation’s biggest abortion business.

Clinton, on Thursday, criticized Republican presidential candidates for their comments regarding Planned Parenthood in last night’s GOP debate. She said, “What this is about is that some of the Planned Parenthood facilities perform abortions, which is legal under the law. I think we ought to be very clear that Planned Parenthood has served to provide necessary healthcare for millions of women, and I think it deserves not only our support, but continuing funding from the federal government.”

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She continued, “Last night, 11 Republican candidates continued their race to the bottom on women’s health and women’s rights. They made one outlandish statement after another. And every single candidate on stage has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood if they become president. It’s bad enough to see hateful rhetoric and lies in a presidential debate. But just like the candidates on stage last night, Republicans in Congress want to defund Planned Parenthood. And they’re willing to shut down the federal government to do it, no matter how bad it is for our country.”

Additionally, Clinton urged House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner to avoid a government shut down. She said, “Defunding a trusted health care provider that serves one in five women in America doesn’t help anyone — in fact, it would hurt hundreds of thousands of people. Speaker Boehner and his colleagues have a job to do, and they should do it. Here’s my message to them: don’t attack women’s health care. And don’t shut down the government.”

Politico reports that their journalists were invited to Clinton’s headquarters in New York to watch the Republicans debate with her political aides and discovered that they were more concerned with GOP candidates who plan to de-fund Planned Parenthood than analyzing candidates that stand out.

Prior to the debate, Campaign Manger Roby Mook reminded Clinton’s staff to focus on the candidate’s comments about Planned Parenthood. He said, “Every single one of the candidates on that stage supports defunding Planned Parenthood. Many of them want to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. I can tell you one thing, if Hillary Clinton is President, that will never happen and that’s why we’re here.”

Clinton’s Communication Director, Jennifer Palmieri, indicated that they believe the majority of American’s will reject Republicans next year because of their plans to de-fund the abortion giant. She said, “What will matter for the Republicans a year from now is that each candidate stood on the stage and said they would defund Planned Parenthood. She added, “[The candidates] even favor shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood. That is what’s going to stand out from this debate, and that’s what is going to matter a year from now.”

As LifeNews previously reported, during the GOP debate Carly Fiorina garnered applause when she dared Clinton and President Obama to watch the Planned Parenthood videos. She said, “I dare Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to watch these [Planned Parenthood] tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it’s heart beating, its legs kicking, while somebody says, “We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”

Unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that Clinton will rescind her support of Planned Parenthood anytime soon. Not only has she received more money from the abortion company than any other pro-abortion Democrat, she also goes out of her way to defend them. In August, she came out with a video announcing her opposition to legislation that would de-fund Planned Parenthood. She said, “I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, I’ll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions.”

She added, “Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund PP,the country’s leading provider of reproductive health care. And they are joined by Republicans in Congress who will not waste a minute on voting to make that happen. If this feels like a full-on assault on women’s health— that’s because it is. When politicians talk about defunding Planned Parenthood they are talking about blocking millions of women, men and young people from life saving preventive care. Cancer screenings, breast exams, birth-control.”