GOP candidates slam Obama, Planned Parenthood at abortion forum

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Gingrich said Congress could also pass a law declaring that life begins at conception and block the courts from reviewing that statute.

Although the GOP primary has turned increasingly testy, the primary targets at Wednesday’s abortion forum were Planned Parenthood and President Obama.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry bragged that his state de-funded Planned Parenthood and led to the closure of 12 Planned Parenthood clinics. But the federal Medicaid agency this week rejected Texas’s effort to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood’s family-planning services.

“If Washington, D.C. is looking for a fight, they found one,” Perry said at the abortion forum, hosted by Fox News host and former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.