Hillary on Democrats: ‘All of us support funding Planned Parenthood’
DES MOINES, Iowa, November 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - At Saturday night's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton said the three Democrats on stage should spend more time distinguishing themselves from Republican presidential hopefuls.
"They are putting forth alarming plans. I mean, all of us support funding Planned Parenthood," she said. "Let's focus on that."
Every Republican presidential candidate - including former New York Gov. George Pataki, who supports abortion-on-demand - has said Planned Parenthood does not deserve federal funding.
Later in the debate, when she was asked a question about problems plaguing the minority community - including African-Americans killed by police in controversial circumstances - Hillary said, "Every single one of our children deserves the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential."
Planned Parenthood promptly posted a variation of her words on its Twitter account:
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) November 15, 2015
That brought incredulous responses from pro-life observers such as Tulsa radio talk show host Pat Campbell, who wrote:
It was at least the second irony-twinged tag team tweet in a few weeks. Earlier this month, Planned Parenthood posted a comment from Hillary Clinton, saying she wanted to be president of "the surviving":
The former secretary of State has her own history of questionable social media posts on the topic of abortion. During the Republican primary debate on Fox Business channel, Hillary Clinton tweeted that supporting Planned Parenthood is "pro-family."
At that debate, which was dedicated to economic issues, Dr. Ben Carson made the only reference to abortion, saying Americans had the power to change a society in which more than 200 babies are aborted every two hours.