Fresh from months of expose’ videos catching its top officials selling the body parts of aborted babies, Planned Parenthood will endorse pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Two reporters unveiled the news on twitter about the impending announcement, which the abortion business will reportedly make on Sunday in New Hampshire, site of the first primary election.
Scoop: Planned Parenthood for America will endorse Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Sunday, sources say
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) January 7, 2016
Ironically, as reporters unveiled news of the presidential endorsement, Clinton took to Twitter to defend taxpayer funding for the embattled abotion company.
Yesterday was a preview of what would happen under a Republican president. Every single GOP candidate would defund Planned Parenthood. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 7, 2016
Cecile Richards, the president of the abortion business, said Hillary is “everything Planned Parenthood has believed in and fought for over the past 100 years.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List gave this response to LifeNews:
“In endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Cecile Richards said that ‘everything Planned Parenthood has believed in and fought for over the past 100 years is on the ballot.’ She’s absolutely right. With the pathway created by the reconciliation process to defund Planned Parenthood, the pro-life movement is closer than ever before to achieving this longtime goal. If Americans elect a pro-life president, this legislation could be signed into law as soon as 2017.
“Planned Parenthood’s endorsement of Clinton is also a much-needed and welcome moment of clarity in this election. It is proof positive of her extremism on the abortion issue. Clinton is grossly out of step with the majority of Americans who support legislative proposals such as limiting abortion after five months and getting taxpayers out of the abortion business.
“Make no mistake, this radical position – sadly the norm for the Democratic Party – will cost Clinton votes in November. As DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz acknowledged this week, support for abortion on-demand, without limits, simply does not resonate with a younger generation.”
The New York Times has more details on the endorsements:
Mrs. Clinton will officially accept the group’s support Sunday at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. The decision to break with tradition and endorse Mrs. Clinton comes as the House has approved a measure, endorsed by the leading Republican presidential candidates, that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive and health care services.
“Everything Planned Parenthood has believed in and fought for over the past 100 years is on the ballot,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.
In a statement, Mrs. Clinton said she was “honored” by the endorsement and called the bill to defund the group “a jarring reminder of what’s at stake in 2016,” adding that as president she would “defend against attacks on reproductive health care, and protect access to affordable contraception and safe and legal abortion across the country.”
The endorsement, technically made through the nonprofit’s advocacy arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, brings with it at least $20 million to spend in this election cycle on presidential and Senate races in crucial battleground states, including New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
Clinton’s extreme position on abortion is clear. At a campaign event in August, she compared pro-lifers to terrorists. Then, during a September interview on CBS, Clinton said she would oppose a federal limit on abortion at any stage of pregnancy.
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.
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the presidential race, supports unlimited abortions up to birth – a radical stance that most Americans oppose.
In a Sept. 20 interview with CBS’ Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson, Hillary Clinton revealed that she wouldn’t support a federal limit on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” in the name of a “woman’s right to choose.” While the 2016 presidential candidate once called the content of the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood “disturbing,” she dismissed them as “misleadingly edited” to Dickerson.
According to Clinton, women should have the say in any circumstance.
“[T]his gets back to whether you respect a woman’s right to choose or not,” she said. “And I think that’s what this whole argument once again is about.”