Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a video in which she slammed her Republican rivals, former Govs. Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Rick Perry (R-TX), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Republican lawmakers over their calls to defund Planned Parenthood in light of the release of videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating over the price of fetal tissue.
Clinton said, “Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund Planned Parenthood, the country’s leading provider of reproductive healthcare, and they are joined by Republicans in Congress who will not waste a minute in voting to make that happen. If this feels like a full-on assault on women’s health, that’s because it is.”
She continued, “Unfortunately, these attacks aren’t new. They’re more of the same. We have seen them in Wisconsin where Governor Walker defunded Planned Parenthood and left women across the state stranded with no where else to turn. We have seen them in Florida where Jeb Bush funneled millions of dollars into abstinence-only programs while gutting funds for crucial family planning programs. And we have seen them in Texas where Governor Perry drastically cut funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings. And then signed legislation that forced health centers across the state to close their doors in an attempt to wipe out access to safe and legal abortion all together.”
“When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. And it’s wrong. And we are not going to let them get away with it. We are not going back. We are going to fight back. I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood,” she added.
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