Exclusive: Trump Vows to Sign Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood if President
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says as President of the United States he would sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood. ““Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood,” Trump tells us during our interview Thursday afternoon in Charleston South Carolina. In typical Trump fashion, he does however applaud some of the other services Planned Parenthood provides. “They do other good work. You look at cervical cancer. I’ve had women tell me they do some excellent work so I think you also have to put that into account but I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion.” Saying anything positive about Planned Parenthood will give pro-lifers great pause but with Trump, he is who he is. He’s definitely not your standard GOP politician, and that’s just the way he likes it.
Ted Cruz says you can’t trust Trump on this issue. But he’s on record now saying he would defund Planned Parenthood. Will that be good enough for some evangelicals? Trump is asking voters to trust him. Cruz says go by what candidates do not what they say.
Watch the clip and partial transcription below.
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David Brody: “As a President Trump, if a bill came to your desk that would defund Planned Parenthood you would support that, you would sign that?”
Donald Trump: “Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood but they do cervical cancer work. They do a lot of good things for women but as long as they’re involved with the abortions, as you know they say it’s 3% of their work, some people say it’s 10%, some people say it’s 8%, I hear all different percentages but it doesn’t matter. As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. But they do do other good work. You look at cervical cancer. I’ve had women tell me they do some excellent work so I think you also have to put that into account but I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion.”
David Brody: “Alright but there are other groups as well not just Planned Parenthood that do that fine work.”
Donald Trump: That’s right but they do a big job. There are a lot of women taken care of by Planned Parenthood so we have to remember that but I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”