Hillary Clinton Calls for Investigation of Abortion Industry after Viewing ‘Disturbing’ Planned Parenthood Videos
Leading Democratic Party presidential candidate called for a broad investigation of the abortion industry in comments made in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader published Tuesday night.
Clinton was speaking with the Union Leader about the recently released sting videos that exposed Planned Parenthood as trafficking in body parts of aborted babies. Clinton called the videos “disturbing.”
““I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing.””
The comments mark a change for Clinton. In a previous statement made since the scandal broke Clinton stood steadfastly by Planned Parenthood.
Hillary stands up for Planned Parenthood—and women's rights. pic.twitter.com/eZ5LRJyasg
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 23, 2015
““Hillary stands up for Planned Parenthood—and women’s rights.”
“It is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years. It’s really an attack on a woman’s right…to make the most personal, difficult decisions that any woman would face.” Hillary Clinton July 23, 2015
Last night Clinton changed her tune:
“”“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions. I think there are two points to make,” Clinton said. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”
““And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” she said.”
Clinton also emphasized her efforts to reduce the number of abortions when she was First Lady in the 1990s.
““I have said for more than 22 years that abortion should be legal, safe and rare. As First Lady, I led an effort to try to lower the number of teenage pregnancies and we succeeded, and as President I will continue to work toward that so that women are fully empowered, they can afford to make responsible decisions, and I hope we will be successful at that.”
On July 20 Clinton attacked Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for acting to make abortion more rare.
Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI – without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2015