Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were the only GOP presidential candidates to speak at the Evangelical Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission today and after being asked about the Planned Parenthood videos, Jeb remarked that the next president should defund Planned Parenthood. He bragged about defunding PP when he was governor in Florida, but went much farther when he said he's not sure we need a half a billion dollars to properly fund women's health issues. This is misogynistic claptrap that panders to the religious right.
"I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," Jeb Bush says at Southern Baptist Convention.
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) August 4, 2015
He also claimed that abortion is being funded by the government and as we all know, since the Hyde amendment, Planned Parenthood doesn't get a stinking red cent of governemt dollars for abortions.
A collective FU went out from the women in America towards Jeb Bush and his candidacy.
UPDATED: Jeb Bush has backtracked off of his horrible comments:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the amount of money spent on women’s health, Talking Points Memo reported.Bush made the remark while being interviewed at an event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention earlier in the day, after saying that Planned Parenthood of America should be defunded.