Hillary Clinton tweets: Supporting Planned Parenthood is ‘pro-family’
MILWAUKEE, November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Supporting Planned Parenthood is "pro-family," according to the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
During the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton tweeted:
What’s really pro-family: Supporting equal pay, paid leave, affordable child care, and Planned Parenthood. #GOPdebate— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 11, 2015
The former first lady did not specify how supporting the organization - which performed 327,653 abortions in 2013 and distributed 3.5 million contraceptives or abortifacients, mostly to single women - promotes the family.
Her tone could hardly have contrasted more with the positions of the Republican field. In his closing statement at the Fox Business channel, Dr. Ben Carson said, "In the two hours of this debate...200 babies have been killed by abortionists."
"This is a narrative that we can change," Dr. Carson said.
Clinton had previous stated, "I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood," which she called "the nation's leader in providing reproductive health care." That was just days after Clinton, in an unguarded moment, said that undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood personnel discussing, or practicing, the dismemberment of aborted children and the sale of fetal organs and tissue were "disturbing."
She has also hired numerous Planned Parenthood officials to work in her campaign, despite ongoing allegations that the billion-dollar industry regularly violates federal laws as part of its "fetal tissue donation" program.
All the major contenders for the Republican presidential debate are pro-life.