On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced her official acceptance of the Planned Parenthood endorsement in the Presidential election, stating that their support reinforces her commitment to women’s “reproductive rights”.
Planned Parenthood has never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate, making this move historical, especially with the organization announcing they will commit $20 million towards her campaign with a focus on hitting the most competitive states.
The organization released a statement saying, “We’re proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history.”
Although Barack Obama was previously named “the abortion president” by Family Talk, Clinton is giving him a run for his money with this endorsement.
Clinton has repeatedly made it clear, especially on social media, that she will stick to her pro-choice beliefs and fight to keep abortion legal despite the recent videos that show Planned Parenthood engaging in the sale of body parts from aborted babies. One gruesome video even discussed about the “less crunchy” techniques of removing the babies to keep the body parts intact for potential sale. Although Clinton at the time called the footage “disturbing”, this apparently was not enough to convince her to not accept the money for her campaign.