Real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump today during an interview with CNN’s New Day said that he would be open to funding some of the “good” aspects of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has been in the middle of a controversy after five videos have been released showing the organization’s involvement in fetal tissue harvesting, allegedly for profit.
“I would look at the individual things that they do, and maybe some of the things are good. I know a lot of the things are bad. But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely,” Trump said on CNN.
“I would look at the good aspects of (Planned Parenthood),” Trump added. “And I would look at other aspects also, but we have to take care of women.”
“The biggest problem I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation,” Trump stated on CNN’s New Day. “I mean, it’s like an abortion factory, frankly. And you can’t have it, and you just shouldn’t be funding it, and that should not be funded by the government.”
Federal funding for Planned Parenthood does not go directly to their abortion services. Earlier this month Trump was in favor of shutting down the government in order to defund the abortion giant.
Hugh Hewitt told Trump about the possibility of a government shut down over defunding Planned Parenthood. Hewitt asked Trump if he supported the move. “Well I can tell you this: I would,” Trump replied.
A cloture vote on defunding Planned Parenthood was blocked by Senate Democrats.
“I was also in support if the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with ObamaCare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz,” he said. “You know, they left a lot of the people that really went in and wanted to do the job and you know what? If they had stuck together they would have won that battle.”
“I think you have to in this case also, yes,” Trump added.