Hillary Clinton could potentially overtake President Barack Obama’s record as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history if she wins the election, and Planned Parenthood just confirmed it.
In a new letter to supporters, Dawn Laguens, vice president of the abortion giant’s political arm, said the 2016 presidential election is critical to the future of abortion in the United States. Laguens said Clinton will be a “champion” for abortion if she is elected.
“She’s also, hands down, the strongest nominee we’ve ever seen on women’s health and rights,” Laguens added.
It quickly became clear that by “women’s health and rights” Laguens meant abortion. Her letter continued:
Donald Trump has promised to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood health centers and pack the Supreme Court with anti-abortion justices, and he’s said that there should be punishment for women who seek abortions and doctors who provide them.
And his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, has the record to back him up. As a congressman, Pence introduced six separate measures to block patients from getting care at Planned Parenthood health centers. As governor, he signed one of the most extreme and invasive anti-abortion laws in the country.
Hillary has spent her life fighting for women’s health and rights, and she’s not about to stop now. Vocal support for birth control and family planning? Access to safe, legal abortion? Equal pay? Check, check, and check.
Planned Parenthood has found its champion in Clinton, who promised them that she would try to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.
The abortion giant also know that the next president could have the chance to nominate up to four U.S. Supreme Court justices – and sway the political leanings of the court for decades. Clinton promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land for years to come.
In comparison, Trump’s pro-life vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence recently said pro-life voters can be confident that Trump will select good judges for the high court.
Pence’s comments came during a campaign stop in Michigan earlier this week:
Pence reassured a crowd in Walker that GOP presidential nominee Trump will appoint Supreme Court justices focused on overturning four decades of abortion rights rulings if he’s elected president.
“If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we will see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” Pence said during a town hall-style event at the DeltaPlex in suburban Grand Rapids.
Recently, Trump announced a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life and conservative groups praised for having potential judges who would be Constitutionalist.
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.
Trump also said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 56 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it” but he also said he opposed Roe, without specifically saying it should be overturned.