Planned Parenthood Trashes Trump for Saying “Elect Me President” to Ban Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 21, 2016   |   9:55AM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is attacking likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump left and right.

In an email on Tuesday, the abortion giant warned its supporters that a Trump White House could bring an end to abortion in the U.S.

The email included a photo of Trump with a quote of his from May 11 that said, “Trump on the best way to ban abortion: ‘by electing me president.’”

Planned Parenthood urged its followers to vote in the November because “we can’t afford to be silent.” On its new website, Toxic Trump, the abortion giant added these words: “Donald Trump is the GOP’s best hope to ban abortion and his list of Supreme Court nominees proves it.”

The abortion business was referencing Trump’s recent list of his 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life and conservative groups praised for having potential judges who would be Constitutionalists.

One of the key things concerning abortion activists and pro-lifers alike is the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and its decisions involving abortion.

Up to four of the nine seats on the high court could come open within the next president’s term, meaning that the next president’s appointees could sway the court’s decisions for decades. That’s a power that pro-abortion Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her abortion supporters would like to get their hands on. They also are “terrified” of what could happen if Clinton loses.

“We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe V. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” Clinton said in February.

Former pro-abortion Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, now an abortion activist, recently emphasized to the pro-abortion blog Broadly that a lot is at stake in this presidential election, and Roe v. Wade could be overturned if the next president appoints pro-life judges.

In contrast, Clinton’s radical abortion policies passed on through appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court could mean huge setbacks for unborn babies in America. Clinton supports complete, unrestricted abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and the abortion industry believes she will work to expand abortion if elected. Clinton’s extreme abortion stance is out of touch with most Americans.

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If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast to Clinton. In addition to his encouraging list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Trump recently chose pro-life champion Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate. The Indiana governor has a strong record of standing up for the rights of unborn babies, and he has repeatedly called for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.

Trump also 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 320,000 unborn babies a year in abortions and then sells their body parts.

In comparison, Clinton promised Planned Parenthood that she would try to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.