Planned Parenthood Attacks Trump’s Wall, Muslim Ban

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Now that Hillary Clinton has locked up the Democratic nomination, Planned Parenthood is ramping up its attacks on Donald Trump on everything from abortion to his plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund–the organization’s lobbying arm — published a chart on Wednesday morning intended to contrast “Clinton’s actual, real-life accomplishments” to “Trump’s frightening policy statements.”

Planned Parenthood devoted an entire section of the chart to “social justice and immigration.” One of the “frightening policy statements” noted by the abortion provider is that “Trump plans to build a wall separating Mexico from the United States that he said he intends to make Mexico pay for.”

The chart also notes that “Trump has called for a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims’ entering the United States.”

Planned Parenthood also claims that “Trump has been unapologetic and unrelenting in his racist attacks on Latinos, calling Mexican immigrants ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists.'”

On the other side of the chart, Planned Parenthood claims that “Clinton has fought to change the system for those who were being left out.”

“She introduced a bill called the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act, aimed at ending the five-year waiting period for immigrant children and pregnant women to participate in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

Planned Parenthood also attacked Trump over his pledge to appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court, contrasting this with Clinton’s pledge to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion.

The chart concludes by arguing Trump’s “policies would divide this country, and alienate our friends and neighbors. Trump’s policy ideas and values are dangerous for this country. Electing him as president would send a message to employers, legislators, and people across this country that racism and sexism are now America’s values.”

Planned Parenthood Action Fund tweeted the chart out to its 208,000 followers, with the caption: “We can’t take anything for granted. Everyone must know what’s at stake in a Trump presidency.”

Planned Parenthood has increasingly attacked Trump over the last week, despite his softer stance towards the abortion provider than most other Republicans.

On Tuesday, for example, Planned Parenthood tweeted out: “Instead of taking responsibility for hateful, ignorant things he says, [Donald Trump] blames other people for misconstruing his comments.”

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