Setting a new precedent Planned Parent will endorse Hillary Clinton on Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Â This is the first time in 100 years that the group has endorsed any Presidential candidate.
â€œLetâ€™s be clear â€” reproductive rights and health are on the ballot in 2016,” said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. â€œWe’re proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
“No other candidate in our nationâ€™s history has demonstrated such a strong commitment to women or such a clear record on behalf of womenâ€™s health and rights,” she added. “This is about so much more than Planned Parenthood. Health care for an entire generation is at stake.â€
Hillary responds to the endorsement,
As a lifelongÂ PlannedÂ ParenthoodÂ supporter, Iâ€™m honored to have the endorsement of theÂ PlannedÂ ParenthoodÂ Action Fund,” Clinton said in a statement. “There has never been a more important election when it comes to womenâ€™s health and reproductive rightsâ€”andÂ PlannedÂ Parenthoodâ€™s patients, providers, and advocates across the country are a crucial line of defense against the dangerous agenda being advanced by every Republican candidate for president.
Sounds like Planned Parenthood is scared. Â They know if a Republican wins in 2016, they can kiss their funding goodbye.Â