Planned Parenthood: “We Have a Priority to Stop Donald Trump Because He’d Overturn Roe”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 12, 2016   |   3:31PM   |   Washington, DC

When it comes to the Supreme Court and this year’s presidential election, the Planned Parenthood abortion company gets it. It understands the magnitude of the election in terms of the ability of the next president to select multiple Supreme Court judges who could shape the outcome of abortion for decades.

That’s why it’s bashing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Here’s a tweet today from Planned Parenthood and comments from its vice president.

In comments to Politico today, the number two leader of the abortion corporation said Trump would overturn Roe. Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said, among other fanciful things:

“Donald Trump even said he would shut down the government in order to prevent patients from getting cancer screenings and birth control, and boasted he is the ‘best chance’ to overturn Roe V. Wade,” she said. “The Republican Party leadership is once again showing that they will stop at nothing — no matter how many women’s lives they put in danger, no matter how much violent rhetoric they embrace, and no matter how much the public disagrees with them — to prevent women from accessing critical reproductive health care like cancer screenings and STD tests.”

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Last week, Trump condemned the Supreme Court’s pro-abortion decision striking down part of a Texas law that has saved thousands of babies from abortions.

Recently, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. He also told a group of more than 1,000 pro-life leaders and activists that he would appoint pro-life judges.

“We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices… These will be justices of great intellect… And they will be pro-life,” he said.

If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast on abortion to pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump has specifically promised he would sign a bill as president to de-fund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with David Brody of CBN, Trump made that promise:

David Brody: “As a President Trump, if a bill came to your desk that would defund Planned Parenthood you would support that, you would sign that?”

Donald Trump: “Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood… As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion…. I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”

As far as Trump’s comments on Planned Parenthood funding are concerned, Trump has fairly consistently said he opposes taxpayer funding but he’s also made some remarks about the “good things” Planned Parenthood does that have alarmed pro-life voters — as if any “good thing” could make up for the fact that planned Parenthood kills 330,000 unborn babies a year in abortions and then sells their body parts for profit.

Meanwhile, Trump said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 48 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it” but he opposed Roe without specifically saying it should be overturned.