Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by the political arm of Planned Parenthood. The organisation is putting its full weight and support behind the ambition of the former secretary of state. This is the first time the organisation is showing its support for a presidential candidate in a primary. According to the Guardian, the women’s health care provider is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate, but says that will not mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents. The endorsement by the group comes as Clinton remains locked in a tight contest with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, home of the first two nominating contests.
Hillary takes time to haunt Republicans
Accepting the endorsement on Sunday in front of more than 500 people at Southern New Hampshire University, Clinton painted a dark picture of women’s health care under a Republican president, singling out two of the top Republican contenders. “Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and their powerful friends may be trying to drag us back to the stone age, but we’ve got our sights set on the future,” Clinton said.
Many Republicans stepped up their criticism of Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion rights activists released underground video that showed an official from the group talking about the price of foetal parts. The video did not establish that the group was illegally profiting from the sale of foetal parts as some alleged.
Hillary Clinton vows to protect Planned Parenthood
In her acceptance speech Clinton said: ‘I will always defend Planned Parenthood and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported and protected, not undermined, misrepresented and demonized,’ ‘As your president, I will always have your back.’ Planned Parenthood is a large provider of abortions and reproductive health services. Most Republican presidential candidates vow to de-fund the organisation and a measure to stop the flow of money has passed the Republican-led House. The group plans to spend at least $20 million in the 2016 campaign.