The following comes from a February 14 LiveAction News article by Kristi Burton Brown:
In Saturday’s ninth GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump shared just how far his pro-life values go when he expressed his admiration and praise for Planned Parenthood.
Senator Ted Cruz called Trump out for the businessman’s openness to keeping taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Trump responded angrily to Cruz, but then went on to exclaim that the organization that aborts hundreds of thousands of American children every year “does do wonderful things.”
Trump stated that, if he were president, he would “look at the individual things they [Planned Parenthood] do… I’m sure they do some things properly and good and that are good for women.” Trump’s statements indicate he would rather deny the fungibility of money – an odd problem, considering his business background. In fact, Trump is practically making Planned Parenthood’s argument for them, by advocating for possible taxpayer funding even though the organization is America’s biggest abortion provider.
Another failure is Trump’s propensity to speak about Planned Parenthood from two sides of his mouth, alternately saying abortion is horrible while still praising the nation’s biggest abortion giant. During the debate, Cruz referred to a video that compiled Trump’s own quotes in support of Planned Parenthood.
Many such videos exist, including this one:
In another statement during the debate, Trump mentioned Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Sykes as a possible U.S. Supreme Court justice. Sykes is the author of the opinion that struck down Indiana’s law that would have defunded Planned Parenthood in the state. In other words, a potential nominee suggested by Donald Trump is a woman who stopped a state from defunding the abortion giant. Earlier, Trump named his sister – a judge who vocally advocated for partial birth abortion – as a potential Supreme Court nominee.