Cecile Richards Campaigns for Hillary Clinton: We Must Force Americans to Fund Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 14, 2016   |   11:30AM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards campaigned for pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over the weekend. Richards had a message for voters that points to what Clinton will try to do as president: force Americans to fund abortions with their tax dollars.

Missouri pro-life legislators voted last week to take tax dollars from abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and use them for public education and comprehensive health care providers instead. The Missouri House passed a proposed 2017 budget amendment on Tuesday that would cut about $380,000 in Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, according to the Joplin Globe. About $55,000 of that money would be transferred to the budget for public education, the report states.

At the campaign stop, Richards bashed that effort.

Here’s more:

While in St. Louis campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over the weekend, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said the measure would deny women on Medicaid the choice to go to Planned Parenthood for those services.

“We provide family planning services to tens of thousands of women here in Missouri and that’s what they’re trying to end,” Richards said. “It won’t hold up in court, and they’re wasting both taxpayers’ money and the voters’ time.”

On Sunday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards attended a brunch co-hosted by state Rep. Stacey Newman and other pro-abortion rights supporters.

Newman said some of her fellow state legislators are conducting a “witch hunt” this legislative session against Planned Parenthood.

Last month, Hillary vocally applauded her husband Bill Clinton vetoing a bill to ban the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. That’s the abortion method where an unborn baby is part of the way outside her mother’s womb and the abortionist jams medical scissors into the base of the baby’s skull. Hillary Clinton has no problem with that.

In fact, as LifeNews reported in February, Hillary Clinton is still defending partial-birth abortions!

“My husband vetoed a very restrictive legislation on late-term abortions, and he vetoed it at an event in the White House where we invited a lot of women who had faced this very difficult decision, that ought to be made based on their own conscience, their family, their faith, in consultation with doctors. Those stories left a searing impression on me,” she said.

Last week, Clinton has admitted again that she doesn’t think unborn babies should have ANY legal rights before birth.

As LifeNews.com reported, Clinton received a question from host Bret Baier about abortion and whether or not unborn children should have any rights before birth. Her answer was exactly what LifeNews readers would expect. Although Clinton hemmed and hawed and did her best to avoid the question, knowing it would paint her as a pro-abortion extremist, Clinton essentially admitted unborn babies should have no legal rights before birth.

Host Bret Bair caught on and asked Hillary a follow-up question: “Just to be clear. No exceptions?”

Hillary made it clear – admitting she opposes a modest pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. No exceptions indeed.