Trump Again Asserts Planned Parenthood ‘Has Done Very Good Work’ for ‘Millions of Women’

Trump Screenshot PP-compressedPALM BEACH, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump again repeated his belief on Tuesday that while he would defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood because it murders unborn children, the organization “has done very good work” for “millions of women.”

Trump held a news conference in Palm Beach on Super Tuesday night instead of a campaign rally, and was asked by a reporter about his softer tone on the organization.

“Does it feel to you yet like you are the presumptive Republican nominee—and along those lines, you had some complimentary things to say about Planned Parenthood. You said you could be flexible on immigration. Are you trying to adjust your tone to a more general election message?” she asked.

“Look, Planned Parenthood has done very good work for some—for many, many—for millions of women,” Trump replied, noting that some may not think that it is right to make such a remark.

“And I’ll say it, and I know a lot of the so-called conservatives, they say that’s really—because I’m a conservative, but I’m a common sense conservative,” he stated. “But millions of women have been helped by Planned Parenthood.”

Trump said that he would not fund Planned Parenthood as long as it performs abortions, but stated that he has received “thousands” of letters from women who have been helped by the organization.

“[W]e’re not going to allow and we’re not going to fund as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood, and we understand that and I’ve said it loud and clear,” he stated. “[But] I’ve had thousands of letters from women that have been helped. And this wasn’t a set-up; this was people writing letters.”

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Trump made similar comments last Thursday during the Republican presidential debate.

“Millions of millions of women—cervical cancer, breast cancer—are helped by Planned Parenthood,” he asserted after being confronted by Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio about his recent positive remarks about the organization. “I would defund it because I’m pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”

“So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly,” Trump said.

As previously reported, in its annual report released at the end of December, Planned Parenthood outlined that the organization performed 323,999 abortions nationwide during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

As it has been in previous years, Planned Parenthood’s largest focus was sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), as it tested and/or treated over four million people for sexual ailments, with over 3.5 million tests and 32 thousand men and women being treated for ailments contracted through sexual activity.

Over 2.9 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control in 2014—from temporary to permanent, including over 900 thousand emergency contraception kits. The figure is down from 3.5 million the year before, and 3.7 million in 2012.

Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms as it is not licensed to operate mammogram machines, and its annual report outlined that less than 700,000 women received services surrounding cancer screenings, equating to just seven percent of its services, while STD testing and contraceptives accounted for 76 percent of its services.

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  • gizmo23

    I hate to admit I agree them him, but I do. PP has prevented many abortions and saved many lives

    • Rabbit

      Please stand with Jesus and not liberals like Trump, that defends immortal,soulless monsters. The blood of these little Angels are crying out,”Vengeance! Vengeance! just like Abel. PP accounts for over 90% of their total,spending budget on abortions. and no amount of good can overcome their satanic treatment of aborted babies.

      Planned Parenthood has made itself an enemy of God..

    • Rabbit

      Just pray for these soulless monsters, pray they turn to Jesus, repent of their sins and, ask our Father in Heaven for forgiveness. We know what awaits them in life beyond here and it will be their worst nightmare. Sadly I feel America will receive the harshest judgement of them all. After he blessed our country for centuries.

      • gizmo23

        So he blessed us when we murdered the natives and sold people as slaves?

    • thelordlives2011

      Saved what lives. They have killed millions and millions of innocent babies. That is called infanticide. They saved no one

  • localhistorywriter

    Yes, as a legal killing operation, it’s done very well for itself.

    • thelordlives2011

      Yes, Donald Trump endorses them. That tells you where is concerning his Christian walk. We don’t need another baby-killing loving president.

      • jael2

        What walk? If it waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.
        Donald Duck!

  • Amos Moses

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)
    Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can’t believe we’re saying that either.
    On the youtube machine………………….. Funny and yet………….

  • jael2

    PP murders 330,000 little boys and girls every year by abortion. Millions more with abortifacient “birth control”. They don’t do mammograms. The bulk of their business is butchering children, and selling their parts. Don’t let the “Donald” deceive you.
    Show us your tax returns, Donald.