Clinton: Planned Parenthood Funding Needed for Cancer Screenings, Family Planning
"Planned Parenthood to perform the really necessary health services they do for millions of women. So let's put aside for a moment here that there is no debate and there should be absolutely no argument that Planned Parenthood does cancer screenings, it helps provide family planning and contraceptive advice. It works to provide, you know, some of the most difficult kinds of counselling when it comes to giving an HIV test, for example. What this is about is the fact that some of the planned Parenthood facilities perform abortions which is legal under the laws of the United States. I understand that the Republican party and particularly the candidates we heard from last night wish that were not the case. Wish that abortion were illegal and they could turn the clock back. So I think we ought to be very clear that Planned Parenthood has served to provide health care, necessary health care, for millions of women. And I think it deserves not only our support but the continuing funding from the federal government so that these women will be able to achieve that."