Donald Trump, the Republican Party candidate who carries the most poll favor among South Carolina primary constituents, said he’d sign a bill to defund Planned Parenthood if elected to the presidency – but also acknowledged the group offered other medical services to women that were worthwhile. “As long as they do the abortion, I am not for funding Planned Parenthood, but they do cervical cancer work,” Trump said, in an interview on Christian Broadcast Network from South Carolina.
“They do a lot of good things for women but as long as they’re involved with the abortions … as far as I’m concerned, forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. But they do other good work.” He mentioned “cervical cancer” and said he’s heard positive things about Planned Parenthood from some women. “I’ve had women tell me they do some excellent work so I think you also have to put that into account,” he said. “But I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion.” READ MORE