Planned Parenthood's president on Wednesday thanked Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFederal judge extends order blocking Trump's revised travel ban Texas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 Budowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC MORE for saying the women’s healthcare organization does “good work” outside of abortions, even as she criticized him as wrong on most issues.
“Well, this is one thing I agree with Donald Trump on — Planned Parenthood does amazing work for two and a half million patients every single year,” Cecile Richards said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
Richards argued that Trump is still wrong on abortion, healthcare and women’s rights, though.
“I think women in this country, families and men, are going to be very concerned about a president who wants to roll back affordable healthcare in America,” said Richards, who supports Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPodesta demands Daily Caller correct article on financial disclosures Dems on offense in gubernatorial races Wasserman Schultz to Sanders: Dems are already a grassroots party MORE.
“I think the disturbing thing is that Donald Trump — as well as Ted CruzTed CruzTexas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 What are 'religious liberty' bills really about? Fiorina calls for special prosecutor for Russia probe MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE — has said that if they’re president, they’d end women’s access to women’s family planning, cancer screenings [and] basic, affordable healthcare as well as overturning the Affordable Care Act, which is now covering family planning and preventive care for 55 million people.”
Richards said Clinton’s longtime advocacy for improved women’s healthcare would help her campaign nationwide.
“She’s been a great advocate for women’s healthcare her entire life,” she said of the former secretary of State. "[These are] the kinds of issues that Hillary Clinton is talking about that are relevant to everyday Americans. I think those are going to dominate not just the primary but certainly those November elections.”
Trump has repeatedly praised Planned Parenthood’s “good work” on healthcare, such as cancer screenings, while opposing any federal funding for abortions.
He says he has evolved past describing himself as “very pro-choice,” adding that he no longer supports partial-birth abortions.
Updated at 5:06 p.m.