On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hilllary Clinton expressed concern over new undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over the price of aborted baby parts.
“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing," Clinton said in an interview with The New Hampshire Union Leader.
But just 24-hours later, Clinton has changed course, saying last night that she proudly stands by and supports the abortion giant.
Proud to stand w/Planned Parenthood & for access to quality, affordable healthcare for women, men & young people. -H https://t.co/XLuRvxzsyZ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 31, 2015
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the daughter of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is working for the Clinton campaign.
The Clinton campaign has drawn heavily from pro-abortion professionals. One of its top officials in Iowa, the nation’s first primary state, is Lily Adams, daughter of Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards. Jane Emerson, the women’s outreach director of Clinton’s failed 2008 campaign, previously served as CEO of the abortion provider’s South Carolina operations.
Planned Parenthood has also partnered with Clinton’s controversial family foundation, helping with six projects under the Clinton Global Initiative umbrella. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to a request for comment.
Further, a new report from America Rising shows how extensive the relationship between the Clintons and Planned Parenthood has been over the years.
In 2014, Clinton was honored with the organization’s Margaret Sanger award. In 2009, Clinton spoke at Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s annual gala. Clinton also spoke to the group in Washington, D.C. in 2007.
Planned Parenthood maintained close ties to Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.
Clinton praised PPFA’s work around the world, and PPFA returned praise when Clinton left the
State Department. Under Clinton, PPFA and its affiliates received millions in grant funding for
international program implementation and advocacy. During Clinton’s tenure, PPFA and its
affiliates also spent over $3.3 million lobbying federal agencies, including the State Department and
USAID, on several issues and pieces of legislation.
Bill Clinton also has a close relationship with Planned Parenthood. PPFA has praised Bill Clinton
and currently highlights him and his presidency on its website. Bill Clinton has also defended PPFA
against proposed cuts in federal funding by Congressional Republicans.
Over the years, the Clintons have received almost $67,000 in campaign contributions from Planned
Parenthood and its employees. So far in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton has received
almost $12,000 from employees of Planned Parenthood, including several maxed-out donations
from heads of PPFA affiliates.
Planned Parenthood is also close with several Clinton-connected groups who have gone all-in on her 2016 campaign.
Planned Parenthood is also connected to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Its affiliates have contributed to the Clinton Foundation, and since 2008, PPFA has partnered with
CGI on projects around the world.
Planned Parenthood is under heavy scrutiny from law makers on Capitol Hill after a series of undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over the sale of aborted baby parts. The videos are graphic, with one released yesterday showing doctors detailing "intact" organs and playing with brain, heart and eyes in a pan.