New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going on offense over Planned Parenthood, challenging Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to answer questions about the issue of abortion clinics selling fetal parts for medical research.
“Now Secretary Clinton, why don’t you answer this question: Do you support the conduct of Planned Parenthood in the killing of children in the womb in a way that maximizes their body parts for sale on the open market?” Christie says in a video released by his presidential campaign Tuesday.
Planned Parenthood has been in the news as secret videos have been released of employees discussing clinic practices of selling fetal parts after abortions.
“I’ll tell you that I think most common sense Americans believe that that conduct is reprehensible, should not occur at all, and certainly should not be funded with tax payer dollars,” Christie said.
Added the Republican: “My position on this is clear. We defunded Planned Parenthood in New Jersey nearly six years ago and I’ve vetoed it seven times since then. I don’t believe taxpayer money should be going to Planned Parenthood.”
Earlier this week, Clinton released a video in support of the organization, saying: “I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, I’ll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions.”