Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s first response regarding the then two videos of top Planned Parenthood executives discussing their fetal parts business was a tiring but typical response from a pro-abortion politician.
In a more recent interview, Clinton made remarks about not being concerned with the possibility of Planned Parenthood losing funding. She may want to be concerned, however. House committees are investigating the abortion giant. The House of Representatives has contacted the Department of Justice and the Senate has contacted the Department of Health and Human Services. The Senate will also vote soon on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
Such an appearance of maintaining a brave face is not surprising from a pro-abortion candidate – especially considering the considerable amount of money Clinton has taken from Planned Parenthood in campaign donations.
In light of PP’s most recent fetal parts scandal, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has sent out a tweet calling on Clinton to return that money.
The tweet came on Tuesday, after a third video was released by the Center for Medical Progress regarding Planned Parenthood’s fetal parts business. Paul also appeared at the #WomenBetrayed rally on Tuesday in DC in response to the videos.
It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood is a fan of Hillary Clinton, who received their top award, the Margaret Sanger award, in 2009. Planned Parenthood heralded her campaign announcement in addition to supplying her with more money than any other Democratic presidential candidate this cycle. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The former secretary of state collected nearly $10,000 from nine individuals who work for the country’s largest abortion provider, including from several high ranking executives at the billion-dollar operation. The first quarter fundraising total nearly matches the amount Clinton received over the course of her previous three political runs.
… But Clinton raised 20 times as much money from Planned Parenthood employees. Sanders was the only other candidate to receive money from the abortion provider, garnering two donations totaling $500.
Vicki Cowart, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, Melissa Flournoy, the state director of Louisiana Planned Parenthood, and Catherine Valentine, general counsel for the San Jose-based Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, all contributed the primary maximum of $2,700 to Clinton’s campaign. Clinton led the entire presidential field with more than $46 million in total fundraising.
Rand Paul is also running for president, and could face Clinton in the general election, should they both earn their parties’ nominations. Perhaps this is a preview of how Planned Parenthood and campaign donations will play out during the election.