Clinton: 'I Defend and Continue to Defend Planned Parenthood'

By Eric Scheiner | September 24, 2015 | 12:43pm EDT
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( - During a videotaped meeting Tuesday with the editorial board of The Des Moines Register, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said, “I defend and continue to defend Planned Parenthood.”

Clinton was asked about the recent Center for Medical Progress videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of aborted babies and subsequent GOP efforts to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

“I think what the Republicans are doing is trying to enflame their base against Planned Parenthood which they have done now for years and to hold out the threat of shutting down the government if the funding for Planned Parenthood is not shut off from the federal government,” Clinton said.

“I defend and will continue to defend Planned Parenthood because I think that the services that Planned Parenthood provides are broad and necessary for millions of American women.”

“500,000 you know, breast screening exams, a lot of other screening programs that are carried out,” Clinton continued.

“The Republicans have made it clear in recent years that they are not only opposed to abortion which they have been for quite some time, they’re increasingly opposed to family planning and contraception."

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