In August, Planned Parenthood released a statement applauding Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump seems to have realized that banning all abortions, shutting down the government, and defunding Planned Parenthood are extreme positions that are way too far outside the mainstream for even him to take,” said spokesman Eric Ferrero in a statement.
“We hope that the rest of the GOP field will wake up and reconsider their extreme and unpopular positions on defunding preventive care, abortion bans, and the other economic issues that women and their families care about,” Ferrero continued.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo (arguably the worst lawyer in America), Trump (in August), after saying that abortion shouldn’t be paid for by the government, proceeded to demonstrate complete ignorance about what Planned Parenthood does.
I would look at the good aspects of [Planned Parenthood], and I would also look, because I’m sure they do some things properly and good and that are good for women, and I would look at that, and I would look at other aspects also. But we have to take care of women.
The government is already barred from using taxpayer money to pay for abortions. But Planned Parenthood cooks their books, claiming that only 3 percent of their “services” are actual abortions. That’s if you count each tissue dispensed, each form completed, and each individual action other than the actual murder of an unborn baby as a “service.” Otherwise, the overwhelming majority of what PP does is killing, murder and dismemberment of innocent lives.
But Trump said they do some good things. He repeated that at the last debate in South Carolina.
Shall we go back to August, and Dan McLaughlin’s analysis at RedState?
Meanwhile, several of Trump’s opponents have actually done something about Planned Parenthood – Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry and, yes, Jeb Bush all actually took serious action against Planned Parenthood in their states, in several cases defunding them. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have all been engaged in the battle in the Senate to do the same at the federal level. We can compare and contrast the degree of their involvements and success in these initiatives, but at least they have a record to judge. Trump has been MIA on this for years – and one of the results of that is that he hasn’t thought through the basic fact that, because money is fungible, subsidizing any of the operations of the nation’s largest performer of abortions (rather than re-routing that money to community health centers not engaged in abortions) is a boon to the merchants of death.
Of all people, a billionaire should know that money is fungible, as in casino money, real estate money, and borrowed money all can buy a 757 airliner. But you don’t have to pay back gamblers for their losses, or property obtained through shady eminent domain deals in Connecticut. You don’t even have to pay back bankers if you file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
But who’s going to pay back the taxpayers who fund $500 million a year to the abortion industry, and who’s going to pay the women who suffer with the result of their “choice” to kill their own offspring when they are living with depression and regret (it’s absolutely bull-excrement to claim most women are happy and well-adjusted after their clean and sterile abortions).
This is probably what led Bob Vander Plaats, the Iowa conservative and friend of Trump, to decide to back Ted Cruz. And it’s why Donald Trump chose to back Planned Parenthood over Vander Plaats.
.@bobvanderplaats is a total phony and dishonest guy. Asked me for expensive hotel rooms, free (and more). I said pay and he endorsed Cruz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2016
Vander Plaats chose friendship, but wouldn’t back off from his pro-life view.
@realDonaldTrump Still consider you a friend and you still can't have my endorsement. My friendship isn't phony.
— Bob Vander Plaats (@bobvanderplaats) January 26, 2016
South Carolina voters need to choose their friends carefully, and Christians should think twice about committing to Planned Parenthood’s favorite Republican before they cast their ballot.