Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is flipping out over Donald Trump’s victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday, lamenting the “unthinkable” news that a GOP nominee who touted an anti-abortion platform could be elected president of the United States in 2016.
Planned Parenthood Action, the political arm of the abortion group, put out a public statement loudly complaining over Trump’s victory.
“Today, our Planned Parenthood family, supporters, and patients are waking up to a reality we fought so hard to prevent. Instead of welcoming reproductive health champion Hillary Clinton as our first female president, we saw Donald Trump take the White House,” the group bemoaned.
In an email sent to supporters, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards couldn’t seem to settle on just one emotion to describe her reaction to Trump’s election, saying she was simultaneously “Devastated. Angry. Heartbroken. Outraged. Shocked. Sad. Disgusted. Ashamed. Discouraged. Exhausted. Shattered.”
Planned Parenthood, which gets more than a half a billion federal taxpayer dollars each year and aborts more than 320,000 unborn children annually, vowed to “never back down,” “stand strong” and fight back against their anti-abortion “opposition.” Faced with the realistic prospect of losing their federal funding thanks to a newly-elected Republican president and a GOP majority in both the House and the Senate, the group pledged it would keep its doors open to provide abortions and contraception regardless of the future.
Planned Parenthood campaigned hard for Clinton in recent months, calling her the “strongest” pro-abortion nominee “we’ve ever seen.” According to opensecrets.org, the group donated $712,680 to pro-abortion Democrats during the 2016 election cycle, including $97,268 in contributions to Clinton’s campaign – the group’s single largest recipient during the race.
Clinton, for her part, made no attempt to hide her support for abortion even up until the end of the third trimester, repeatedly claiming that unborn children have no constitutional rights up until 39 weeks.
On the other hand, while pro-life promises didn’t make up a substantial part of Trump’s platform, the Republican nominee did promise to elect a pro-life justice to fill the open Supreme Court seat left behind by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. That justice, according to Trump, will theoretically enable the Court to overturn the 43-year-old Roe v. Wade decision.