Out to redefine the Republican Party, the front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination, Donald Trump, again heaped praise on Planned Parenthood in his Super Tuesday victory speech.
Trump explained that he believed “millions of women” have been helped by the organization.
Donald Trump backs Planned Parenthood. pic.twitter.com/cwHcWosXZ6
— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) March 2, 2016
Read his full response:
Look, Planned Parenthood has done very good work for millions of women. I’ll say it, and I know a lot of the “so-called conservatives,” they say that’s really . . . because I’m a conservative, but I’m a common sense conservative. Millions of women have been helped by planned parenthood, but we’re not going to allow and we are not going to fund, as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood and we understand that. I’ve said it loud and clear. . . . I’m going to be really good for women. I’m going to be good for women’s health issues. It is very important to me . . . and maybe that’s not a perfect conservative view but I can tell you one thing, I’m more conservative than anybody on the military, on taking care of our vets, on the border, on the wall, on getting rid of Obamacare and coming up with something much, much better. Certainly getting rid of common core and bringing education to a local level so that you’re going to have good education for our children who are being absolutely starved for proper education. So, Sarah, I mean, you can call it what you want. I’m a truth teller and I will tell the truth, okay?
A statement that was met with mixed response on social media.
@LifeNewsHQ I used Planned Parenthood when I was a student. Many Planned Parenthood clinics do not offer abortion services.
— daisynj (@daisynj1) March 2, 2016
— AB (@Avalonbryan) March 2, 2016
— thomas h.carson (@tcarsonsr) March 2, 2016
@LifeNewsHQ he also said not on abortion & I don’t support that. But why report that
— George-Harvey-Lilli (@rusty044) March 2, 2016
@LifeNewsHQ not true literally he said abortions are not good. Do not generalize please thank you
— Hugh Enicks (@WHEnicks) March 2, 2016
THIS is why #NeverTrump.
THIS RIGHT HERE.
Way to go, Christie. https://t.co/8QoeRK8d08
— Becky Kevoian (@BobsFunGirl) March 2, 2016
“Trump defends Planned Parenthood. I will instruct the DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood.” – Cruz
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 2, 2016
@DLoesch Trump is Al Bundy with money; if he was born into a lower class or a middle class family, he would have been a shoe salesman/owner
— Susan Fa-something (@DodgerPrincess) March 2, 2016
This is the conservative front-runner? I’m living in a real life Twilight Zone episode. This can’t be happening. https://t.co/rOYyUliVJ3
— Mike (@mike4libertyCA) March 2, 2016
— James Bradford (@rasalom666) March 2, 2016
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