Chelsea Clinton to teen: ‘We need to do everything we can to protect’ Planned Parenthood
ROCHESTER, Minnesota, March 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Democrats must protect Planned Parenthood, Chelsea Clinton told a 17-year-old girl at a town hall gathering in Minnesota.
According to the Post-Bulletin, Clinton – who is pregnant with her second child – was asked about America's largest abortion company by a 17-year-old who identified herself as a "peer educator" for the group.
"It's important that we all care about Planned Parenthood. We need to do everything we can to protect it," said Clinton.
The remarks were part of a wide-ranging number of issues addressed by Clinton. She pressed the importance of the next president's Supreme Court appointments – always a topic of intense discussion during presidential election years, but more pressing for advocates and politicians of all stripes since the unexpected death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia last month.
Scalia, a self-described constitutional "originalist," was vocally Catholic, pro-life, and pro-marriage.
Clinton also spoke in favor of President Obama's health care law, saying, "We need to defend the Affordable Care Act [ACA]" and that "we need to do more … to get to 100 percent coverage."
The ACA has been the basis for several anti-life provisions and laws, such as illegal coverage of abortions and the abortifacient/sterilization mandate going in front of the Supreme Court later this month.
Clinton's rhetoric about Planned Parenthood is similar to that of her mother, leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The senior Clinton has praised Planned Parenthood as "pro-family" and stated she was "proud" to back the embattled group.