In case there was any doubt, Planned Parenthood has a favorite candidate in the Republican race, and it’s Donald Trump. Fresh off his clueless praise of the nation’s largest abortion provider and baby parts emporium, the president of Planned Parenthood took to the airwaves to express her thanks to the Donald for being such a good friend. Via Lifesitenews:
MITCHELL: “Cecile, as the head of Planned Parenthood, you’ve been through the mill with all of the controversy in the past couple of months. Here is Donald Trump recently on ‘Meet The Press’ and he sounds like he is in your court. Let’s watch.”
TRUMP: “They do some very good work, cervical cancer, lots of women’s issue — women’s health issues are taken care of….Planned Parenthood does a lot of good job — a really good job at a lot of different areas but not on abortion. So, I’m not going to fund it if it’s doing the abortion. I’m not going to fund it. Now they say it’s 3 percent and it’s 4 percent, some people say it’s 60 percent. I don’t believe it’s 60 percent by the way, but, I think it’s probably a much lower number. But Planned Parenthood does some very good work.”
RICHARDS: “Well, this —“
MITCHELL: “So, it’s a mixed blessing I guess. But, your response?”
RICHARDS: “Well, this is one thing I agree with Donald Trump on, is that Planned Parenthood does amazing work for 2 1/2 million patients every single year. I think the disturbing thing is that Donald Trump as well as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have said if they were president, they would end women’s access to family planning, to cancer screening, to basic affordable health care as well as overturning the Affordable Care Act which is now covering family planning and other preventive care for for 55 million women. That’s what’s really at stake here. And so, I appreciate his kind words. We’re very proud of our work, but I think women in this country and families and men are going to be very concerned about a president who wants to roll back access to affordable health care in America.”
So, while Trump doesn’t really have any endorsements from any conservative groups in America, he does have Planned Parenthood more or less on his side, so he’s got that going for him.