Following his Super Tuesday victories, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised Planned Parenthood and pledged to support the organisation if it promises not to engage in the abortion business, LifeSite News reported.
"Planned Parenthood has done very good work for millions of women," Trump said. "But we're not going to allow and we're not going to fund, as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood. We understand that, and I've said it loud and clear."
The billionaire GOP presidential contender said it could not be denied that Planned Parenthood has been helping a lot of women all over the country. "I've had thousands of letters from women that have been helped. This wasn't a set-up, this was people writing letters," he said.
Trump admitted that his position on Planned Parenthood was not really conservative, but that he was conservative on other issues.
"Maybe that's not a perfect conservative view, but I can tell you one thing, I'm more conservative than anybody on the military, on taking care of our vets, on the border, on the wall, on getting rid of Obamacare and coming up with something much, much better and certainly getting rid of Common Core," he said.
"Look, Planned Parenthood has done very good work for many, many—for millions of women," Trump said. "And I'll say it, and I know a lot of the so-called conservatives, they say that's really ... cause I'm a conservative, but I'm a common-sense conservative."
"You can call it what you want," Trump said, "but I am a truth teller, and I will tell the truth."
"But I'm going to be really good for women, I'm going to be good for women's health issues, it's very important to me," Trump stated. "Very important to me."
LifeSite News noted that Trump's stated position on Planned Parenthood hinges solely on the damage wrought by its abortion business, saying that he has not mentioned anything about the group's involvement in the human body part trafficking scandal, the radical teen sex programmes it promotes, its racist leanings targeting minority neighbourhoods, its drive to push condom use, its promotion of abortion and its efforts to provide a cover-up for statutory rapists and sex traffickers.
In September 2015, Trump told Bill O'Reilly on his programme "The O'Reilly Factor" that as president he would defund Planned Parenthood unless it ended all abortions.
"I wouldn't do any funding as long as they're doing abortions," Trump stated. "I would be totally opposed to funding."
That same day he told CNN that Planned Parenthood is "like an abortion factory, frankly."
However, during the Feb. 13, 2016 Republican presidential debate, Trump praised America's biggest abortion service provider, saying Planned Parenthood does "wonderful things."
He repeated his defence of the abortion giant in another GOP debate in Houston on Feb. 25, claiming that abortions constitute only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's activities.