Candidates did not say much about abortion during the second Democratic presidential debate Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, but Hillary Clinton managed to slip in her unwavering support for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
The CBS moderators stuck to questions about foreign policy, terrorism, economics and other issues; but Clinton briefly spoke about the abortion giant while dodging a question about her email server and the FBI investigation surrounding it.
Moderator John Dickerson asked Clinton whether she could “satisfy Democrats who might worry” that she and her staff have not been “totally truthful” about the email scandal.
And, you know, I do think it’s important to do exactly what Senator Sanders said, and that is to start talking about the issues that the American people really care about, and that they talk to each of us about.
And to contrast, even — there are differences among us. You’ve heard some of those tonight. I still want to get back to health care, because I think that’s a worthy topic to explore.
But the differences among us pale compared to what’s happening on the Republican side. …
I mean, all of us support funding Planned Parenthood. All of us believe climate change is real. All of us want equal pay for equal work. … So let’s focus on what this election is really going to be about.
Watch the question and Clinton’s response beginning around minute 2:12 on the video below.
Clinton and her opponents on the stage, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, have said in the past that they support abortion as well as the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.
During the first Democratic presidential debate in October, Clinton defended Planned Parenthood although the abortion company has been caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. She said she was tired of the attacks from pro-life Republicans who have been working overtime to try to de-fund the abortion corporation.
“They don’t mind having big government interfere with a woman’s right to choose and to take down Planned Parenthood — they’re fine with big government when it comes to that,” Clinton said. “I’m sick of it.”
Clinton, who brought up Planned Parenthood unprompted during both debates, has been bending over backwards to protect and defend her friends at the abortion company, which will pull out all the stops in the 2016 election to ensure she takes over the White House from pro-abortion President Barack Obama.