"Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund Planned Parenthood, the country's leading provider of reproductive health care," Clinton says. "And they are joined by Republicans in Congress, who will not waste a minute in voting to make that happen."
GOP lawmakers in Congress were expected to move Monday to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood after a series of undercover videos raised questions about its practice of harvesting tissue for research from aborted fetuses.
"If this feels like a full-on assault on women's health, that's because it is," Clinton says in the video released online.
Stripping government money from the group would deprive millions of people of necessary health care and life-saving treatments and screenings, Clinton said. Most Planned Parenthood patients are adult women, but the organization also treats men and teens.
"Unfortunately, these attacks aren't new," Clinton says. "They are more of the same. We've seen them in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker defunded Planned Parenthood and left women across the state stranded, with nowhere else to turn."
Bush "funneled millions of taxpayer dollars into abstinence-only programs, while gutting funds for crucial family planning programs," Clinton alleged. Perry cut funds for breast and cervical cancer screenings, she added, "and then signed legislation that forced health centers across the state to close their doors, in an attempt to wipe out access to safe and legal abortion altogether."
“We're not going to let them get away with it," Clinton said. "I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood."