Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement by Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance on Donald Trump’s past contributions to a pro-abortion group and on funding Planned Parenthood:
“While Donald Trump claims to be pro-life, his remarks yesterday morning on CNN to host Chris Cuomo bring into question his evolution on the issue. Further, his personal political contribution to the pro-abortion Women’s Campaign Fund indicates his past pro-abortion stance was stronger than he’d have us believe. He proudly announced at last week’s GOP presidential debate that he contributes to politicians and groups to do his bidding. What did Donald Trump pay the Women’s Campaign Fund to do for him?
“The Mission statement of The Women’s Campaign Fund, states it ‘is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.’
“If Donald Trump’s position is to continue funding for Planned Parenthood of America, which receives more than $500 million from taxpayers annually, then he is out of step with pro-life voters. Recent revelations that Planned Parenthood is selling the remains of aborted babies for research and perhaps altering the manner in which abortions are performed in order to provide ‘intact’ baby cadavers for sale has revealed an almost unimaginable disregard for human life and a new depth of human depravity. Additionally, we now know Planned Parenthood was paying ‘bonuses’ to employees for each sale of an aborted baby body part.
“It is disturbing that a presidential candidate who says he has evolved on abortion from being pro-choice to pro-life may be continuing to fund an abortion provider caught selling the remains of aborted babies and paying bonuses for it and has definitely supported a group that exists solely to support pro-abortion candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sandra Fluke.
For additional information and to schedule interviews with Penny Nance, contact Janae Stracke at (712) 269-1724 or [email protected], or Cheri Jacobus of Capitol Strategies PR at (202) 257-4638 or [email protected].
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