Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump Would “Defund” Planned Parenthood
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2016
Cleveland, OH — At the Republican National Convention tonight, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed exactly why we cannot afford to see Donald Trump elected president: because Donald Trump would block millions of patients from accessing basic health care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
McConnell: Congress passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. President Obama vetoed it. Donald Trump would sign it.
Donald Trump has said multiple times that he would block access to Planned Parenthood health centers — even saying he would shut down the government in order to do so (a position pioneered by his running mate, Mike Pence).
McConnell tonight doubled down on that position: If Trump is president, he will work with Republicans to block access to health care services like cancer screening, STI testing, and birth control at Planned Parenthood.