Democratic Presidential contender
Hillary Clinton. (C-SPAN)
(CNSNews.com) -- In a speech today before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said “we need to come together to stop the epidemic of gun violence,” noting that “33,000 Americans are killed every year” by gun violence.
According to its 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions in its fiscal cycle for that year. It also received $553.7 million in “government health service grants and reimbursements.”
“We need to come together to stop the epidemic of gun violence that is stalking our country,” said Hillary Clinton.
“No parent should live in fear that their child will be hurt or killed by gun violence,” she said. “33,000 Americans are killed every year.”
“I’ve met so many mothers on this campaign who have lost their own children,” said Clinton. “We owe it to them to protect our kids, no matter what zip code they live in.”
“And that is going to require standing up to the gun lobby, and making this a voting issue,” she said.
Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, was the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. She is currently seeking to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that 53 million babies have been killed by abortion in the United States since 1973, when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide.