Planned Parenthood Complains: If Donald Trump is Elected We Will be Defunded

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 20, 2016   |   1:58PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion company sent an urgent alert to its members today complaining that, if Donald Trump is elected president, it will lose its taxpayer funding. The abortion corporation’s action alert comes on the heels of Trump promising again to defund Planned Parenthood if elected.

As LifeNews reported, in a new letter outlining pro-life policy specifics, Donald Trump announced support for defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business if it does not stop killing unborn children in abortion. Since the abortion corporation has no intention of doing so, Trump believes federal taxpayer dollars should not flow to it.

Trump has issued a call to make permanent the Hyde Amendment that bans almost all federal taxpayer funding of abortions and is credited with saving the lives of over 1 million Americans from abortion. In that call is also a request for defunding Planned Parenthood — which stands in stark contrast to the essentially joint campaign Hillary Clinton and the abortion corporation are running for president. Planned Parenthood’s CEO is crisscrossing the country for Clinton and has put up $20 million for her.

The call for defunding Planned Parenthood comes in a new letter from Trump.

“Hillary Clinton’s unwavering commitment to advancing taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand stands in stark contrast to the commitments I’ve made to advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers when elected president. I am committed to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women,” Trump says.

In the new email to its supporters, Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, complained: “The days of public funding for Planned Parenthood are over when the Trump-Pence administration arrives in Washington, DC.”

“That’s Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, speaking recently to one of the largest gatherings of anti-abortion extremists in the country. What was he doing there? Arrogantly promising to block federal support for the vital services Planned Parenthood health centers provide for millions of Americans,” she said.

Laguens calls for an emergency donation from Planed Parenthood members, according to the email LifeNews received, saying that defunding Planned Parenthood “is just one of the Trump-Pence priorities if they win the White House.”

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“Mike Pence was the first member of Congress to try to defund Planned Parenthood — and as congressman, he introduced six separate measures,” the defund the abortion giant, she grumbled. “Pence signed eight anti-abortion bills as governor of Indiana.”

“You see, Mike Pence isn’t just your run of the mill conservative who opposes abortion and doesn’t care about women’s health. He’s a crusader who will use every ounce of power he has in the White House to roll back our rights,” the abortion biz VP said. “Trump and Pence will do whatever they can to block access to Planned Parenthood… But we can stop them — and the dangerous agenda they’re pushing — if we go big right now.”

“It’s not just the policies they’d put in place we have to worry about. It’s the people they’d empower to make lasting decisions about our lives. The next president will fill at least one seat on the Supreme Court. We can’t leave anything to chance,” Laguens added.

She is genuinely worried Trump and pence will be elected.

“Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are busy recruiting volunteers, running ads, contacting voters, and building a Get Out The Vote machine bigger and more sophisticated than we’ve ever had before. But the polls are tightening, even in critical states like Michigan, Florida, and Ohio. Simply put, we have to do more,” the abortion activist said. “There are a lot more undecided voters at this point than there were last election. Many of them are women voters who won’t hear about the Trump-Pence plan to end public support for Planned Parenthood.”

During the campaign, 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. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.

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.

Here are some of the headlines we’ve carried at in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding:

August 4: Donald Trump: Shut Down the Federal Government to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

August 11: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory”

August 17: Donald Trump: Videos of Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Were “Disgusting,” De-Fund It

August 26: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory” That Sells Baby Parts Like Automobiles

October 19: Donald Trump: “Planned Parenthood Should Absolutely be De-Funded”

December 2: Donald Trump: De-Fund Planned Parenthood and “Look Carefully at” Overturning Roe v. Wade

December 22: Donald Trump: Unless Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions, We Should De-Fund It