Fresh off her endorsement from NARAL, Hillary Clinton has gained herself another big pro-abortion endorsement: the largest abortion provider in the country itself, Planned Parenthood. PP lit up social media today, enthusiastically encouraging their followers to “Stand with Hillary.”
We’re excited to announced we’re endorsing @HillaryClinton! She’ll lead on #reprorights. #PPact4Hillary #ImWithHer pic.twitter.com/6EgqzjErqE
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 7, 2016
Meanwhile, Cecile Richards, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, shared some bonding time with Hillary on Twitter:
.@CecileRichards Completely appropriate. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 7, 2016
Oh, the fun those two have together on Twitter. It just never stops. Interestingly, Cecile Richards’ daughter is a Clinton campaign staffer.
Of course, it’s no surprise that HRC has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood. She’s not only rabidly pro-abortion; she’s fanatical about supporting Planned Parenthood as well. She defended Planned Parenthood when they were caught illegally selling the body parts of aborted babies, calling it a witch hunt, and compared pro-life candidates to terrorists. And, surprise! She’s also one of the candidates that gets the most money from Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood explained why they chose to endorse Hillary Clinton, and it’s not just because they have such a, um, close relationship. It’s because they’re intimidated by the thought of anyone else becoming president, and what that would mean for their millions in taxpayer funding.
We’re facing one of the most extreme slate of Republican presidential candidates in recent history. Every single one has been clear that, if elected, they would work to ban safe legal abortion, block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood, and end insurance coverage for birth control. That’s why the team here at Planned Parenthood Action Fund couldn’t be more excited to get started on this campaign.
Hillary isn’t the only pro-reproductive health candidate running — but at the end of the day, she hasn’t just defended the rights we have, she’s made fighting to expand access to reproductive health and rights the driving force of her political career.