A new report released jointly by PACs America Rising and Women Speak Out, partner of pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, chronicles the longstanding relationship between Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood.
Though Clinton was first quoted as saying she found the Planned Parenthood videos depicting the organization’s officials describing the sale of aborted baby organs as “disturbing,” the former Secretary of State tweeted out her support for the nation’s largest abortion provider on Thursday:
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
The report highlights the following:
Clinton has accepted Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award
The Clintons have accepted tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from Planned Parenthood and its employees;
Planned Parenthood actively lobbied Clinton during her time as Secretary of State and received tens of millions in taxpayer funding from USAID;
Planned Parenthood is part of a network of far-left groups propping up Clinton’s candidacy with hundreds of millions of dollars pledged.
As The Federalist noted in 2014, Clinton sang the praises of eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in 2009:
“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously,” Clinton said at a Planned Parenthood event. “Her courage, her tenacity, her vision.”
“When I think about what [Sanger] did all those years ago in Brooklyn,” she added. “I am really in awe of her. And there are a lot of lessons we that can learn from her life and the cause she launched and fought for and sacrificed so greatly.”
“What’s really ‘disturbing’ are Hillary Clinton’s long financial connections to Planned Parenthood,” said Joe Pounder, spokesman for America Rising, in a press release. “Like any Clinton associate, all you need to do is follow the money to discover how deep Clinton’s Planned Parenthood ties go. That’s exactly why you will never see Clinton criticize the group—her personal interests run too deep.”
“Planned Parenthood’s brutal abortion business has been laid bare for all to see and Americans are repulsed,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Women Speak Out PAC. “Hillary Clinton must immediately renounce her Margaret Sanger Award, Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, and return the tens of thousands of dollars she’s accepted from them.”