Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended Planned Parenthood in the light of the recent undercover investigation raising questions about its practices of using aborted baby tissue for profit, but she didn’t question the veracity of the videos.
In South Carolina, according to CNN, Clinton said that the embattled organization was important to provide “essential services for women” like abortion – which women could choose based on their faith.
She asserted that abortion was “the most personal, difficult decisions that any woman would face, based on her faith and the medical advice that she is given.”
But Clinton cautioned that the investigation was still underway, admitting that she didn’t have all the facts surrounding the controversy even though she was aware of the videos.
“Planned Parenthood has apologized for the insensitivity of the employee who was taped and they will continue to answer questions for Congress and others,” she reminded the audience.
Surprisingly, Clinton failed to use Planned Parenthood’s argument that the tapes were misleading and selectively edited, something both Nancy Pelosi and the White House has argued in the corporation’s defense.