During an interview on CBS's “Face the Nation,” 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged that she has seen some of the footage from the Planned Parenthood undercover videos, but doesn't believe they tell the whole story.
Clinton told host John Dickerson:
“These were misleadingly edited and intentionally taken out of context. If we want to have a debate in this country on whether we should continue doing fetal research then it is not only Planned Parenthood that should be involved in that debate.”
During Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate, former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina challenged both Clinton and President Obama to watch the videos, which accuse the nation's largest abortion provider of illegally selling aborted fetal tissue and organs:
The former Secretary of State's remarks Sunday are pointedly different from what she said earlier this summer. In an interview with the New Hampshire Union-Leader, Clinton said that she saw photos from the videos and found them to be “disturbing.”
She had also called them at one point:
"...an attack against a woman’s right to choose.”
Government funding for Planned Parenthood has become a major issue in Washington. Congress and Obama are at odds over whether or not to continue funding the women's health organization, which receives $500 million annually in federal funds.
Clinton also said Sunday that the videos are:
“...an attack on Planned Parenthood, which provides a lot of health services... and to shut down the government, which some Republicans are advocating, over funding for Planned Parenthood, which takes care of millions of women's health needs, is just the height of irresponsible.”