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Rand Paul: Clinton's 'Hands Stained' by Taking Planned Parenthood Donations

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 02:06 PM

In the wake of recently released hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of human fetal tissue, Hillary Clinton is on the hot seat over campaign donations she has received from employees of the organization.

At an anti-abortion rally at Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, called on Clinton to return campaign contributions she has purportedly received from the organization’s employees, according to The Washington Post.

"Hillary Clinton's hands are stained by accepting this money," Paul said. "She needs to immediately return every red cent she has received from Planned Parenthood employees."

Paul says the former secretary of state has taken in more than $10,000 "in Planned Parenthood donations that we can find."

"My guess is that if you add up donations from people who are employed by Planned Parenthood, you'd find even more. The ones we found are prominent donors. This happens all the time on the right, where some unsavory organization gives money, and everyone says: Give it back. She ought to be asked whether she’s going to do that."

Fellow Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, also attended the rally.

Cruz, according to Politico, wants Clinton to tell the American people exactly where she stands on the issue of the sale and use of fetal parts.

"I call upon our friends in the mainstream media to ask Hillary Clinton if she is pleased that she has so much passionate support from Planned Parenthood, an entity that appears to be a national criminal enterprise," he said at Tuesday’s rally. "I call upon mainstream reporters to ask Hillary Clinton if she supports Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts in direct violation of federal criminal law."

The controversial footage covertly shot by pro-life group The Center for Medical Progress captured two Planned Parenthood officials, both medical doctors, negotiating prices for the sale of aborted fetal organs and tissue.

One of them says she will discuss with a surgeon about altering the way abortions are performed in order to best preserve the body parts.

It is against the law for clinics to make a profit on donated organs and tissue or to alter how a medical procedure is performed in order to optimize the extraction of tissue.

Clinton has characterized the videos as "disturbing" and tried to distance herself from questions about using fetal tissue for research, but she has also lauded the organization, according to Politico.

"Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country," the former Secretary of State told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday.

"And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization)."

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In the wake of recently released hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of human fetal tissue, Hillary Clinton is on the hot seat over campaign donations she has received from employees of the organization.
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