Hillary Clinton: Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Are ‘Disturbing’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to questions during a campaign stop ,Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Hillary Clinton told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday that she has seen pictures from the Planned Parenthood videos released by an anti-abortion group and found them “disturbing.”

“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions. I think there are two points to make,” Clinton told the newspaper. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”

The series of “sting” videos released by anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress purportedly showed a top official at Planned Parenthood discussing selling fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has said that the videos misrepresent the company’s operations.

Republicans in the Senate have moved on a bill that would cease federal funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides wide-ranging healthcare services to men and women.

“And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” Clinton told the New Hampshire newspaper.

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