Fact Check: Trump Supports Planned Parenthood Funding


From Conservative Review

Donald Trump said, during [Saturday night’s] CBS News Debate, that Ted Cruz lied when Cruz said that Trump continues to support Planned Parenthood.  Did Cruz lie?

Here’s what Breitbart reported that Donald Trump said regarding Planned Parenthood during the defund fight.

When pressed on non-abortion services Planned Parenthood allegedly provides, Trump said, “What I would do when the time came, I’d look at the individual things they do, and maybe some of the individual things they do are good. I know a lot of the things are bad. But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely.”

Trump continued, “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.”

In other words Trump is open to a status quo many conservatives find unacceptable and immoral; also a typical federal government shell game to skirt around the law. If you give Planned Parenthood money for these so-called “other things,” the abortion provider can shift money from those “other things” to abortion.

Trump also told Sean Hannity that Planned Parenthood “does good things.”

Politico reported that Trump backed off defunding Planned Parenthood.

Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to back off his demands to defund Planned Parenthood.

After saying last week it’s worth having Congress shut down the federal government unless Planned Parenthood is stripped of its $528 million in government funding, the Republican presidential candidate changed his tune

Speaking on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday morning, Trump said that before defunding Planned Parenthood entirely, he would look at the positive aspects of the organization.

“I would look at the good aspects of it, and I would also look because I’m sure they do some things properly and good for women. I would look at that, and I would look at other aspects also, but we have to take care of women,” he said. “The abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood should absolutely not be funded.”

During the height of the fight to defund Planned Parenthood was raging, Donald Trump changed his mind.


This article was originally posted at ConservativeReview.com