Phrasing: Hillary Clinton Thanks ‘Entire Planned Parenthood Family’ for Support

• June 10, 2016 5:13 pm


Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton thanked "the entire Planned Parenthood family" on Friday for its support of her presidential campaign.

Planned Parenthood is the country's largest abortion provider.

Clinton touted her endorsements from President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) in front of a cheering crowd of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the organization's political arm. She wrapped up the Democratic nomination this week, making her the country's first woman to head a major party's presidential ticket.

"So, it's been a big week, and there's nowhere I'd rather end it than right here with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund," she said. "I'm grateful to the entire Planned Parenthood family. You made this campaign your own. Whether your knocked on doors in Iowa or rallied in California, this victory belongs to all of you, and it belongs to the 1,000 young activists who came together in Pittsburgh last month to get organized."

The speech marked Clinton's first major campaign event since winning Obama's endorsement, although the president's backing of his former secretary of state was no surprise.

Pro-life protesters gathered outside Clinton's speech, which took place at D.C.'s Hilton Hotel.

The organization made headlines last summer when a pro-life group released undercover tapes of top Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal organ harvesting. Their publishing drew outrage and led to debate over whether the group, which receives $500 million annually from American taxpayers, should continue to be subsidized.

Clinton called the tapes "disturbing" last summer.