Trump open to funding 'good aspects' of Planned Parenthood

Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE suggested Tuesday that he is open to funding "the good aspects" of Planned Parenthood amid fallout over a series of videos regarding cost and transfer of fetal tissue.


"I would look at the individual things that they do, and maybe some of the things are good — I know a lot of the things are bad. But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely," Trump said on CNN's "New Day."

"I would look at the good aspects of [Planned Parenthood]," Trump added when pressed. "And I would look at other aspects also, but we have to take care of women."

The real estate tycoon said last week that he supported shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of several videos showing top officials candidly discussing costs and approaches to providing fetal parts and tissue to individuals posing as buyers from a biomedical company.

Trump maintained Tuesday that he was staunchly opposed to Planned Parenthood's abortion procedures.

"The biggest problem I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation," Trump said on CNN. "I mean, it's like an abortion factory, frankly. And you can't have it, and you just shouldn't be funding it, and that should not be funded by the government."

The celebrity businessman's comments come amid suggestions in recent days that he has been disrespectful of women.

Trump has sought to patch things up with Fox News days after saying of host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" during the debate. His comments sparked widespread backlash.