Donald Trump Goes to Bat for Planned Parenthood

“Millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”


During Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump took a controversial stand for a Republican candidate: He vigorously defended Planned Parenthood.

“As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I’m pro-life, I’m totally against abortion having to do with Planned Parenthood,” the GOP front-runner said during Thursday’s CNN-Telemundo Republican debate from Texas. “But millions and millions of women, cervical cancer, breast cancer, are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly.”

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