Trump Vows to Defund Planned Parenthood if Elected
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Feb 18
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said in a recent interview that he would defund Planned Parenthood if he was president.
CBN News reports that, in an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Trump told David Brody that, if elected, he would sign a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, although he maintains that Planned Parenthood does do other beneficial things for women, excluding abortion.
“They do a lot of good things for women but as long as they’re involved with the abortions, as you know they say it’s 3% of their work, some people say it’s 10%, some people say it’s 8%, I hear all different percentages but it doesn’t matter. As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. But they do do other good work. You look at cervical cancer. I’ve had women tell me they do some excellent work so I think you also have to put that into account but I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion,” stated Trump in the interview.
“Alright but there are other groups as well not just Planned Parenthood that do that fine work,” Brody responded.
“That’s right but they do a big job,” countered Trump. “There are a lot of women taken care of by Planned Parenthood so we have to remember that but I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has criticized Trump for his shifting views on abortion and claims he is not to be trusted on the issue. Cruz tells voters to assess what a candidate actually does, not only what he says.
Publication date: February 18, 2016