Bobby Jindal: An abortion "patient" is the "unborn baby," not the woman having the abortion

The GOP presidential hopeful says he sees "no reason" not to defund Planned Parenthood

Published July 20, 2015 7:11PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Dominick Reuter)
(Reuters/Dominick Reuter)

Republican presidential hopeful and Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal quickly outed himself last week as someone who buys into the claims of a heavily edited anti-Planned Parenthood video that began circulating last week, which accuses the organization of illegally selling donated fetal tissue (known to some conservatives as "baby parts").

Speaking with talk radio host Steve Deace on Friday, Jindal -- who launched an investigation of his state's Planned Parenthood affiliates after the video was released -- called once again for Congress to defund the healthcare provider (which, don't you worry, it's already tried/trying to do). He also tossed in a very bizarre conception of how abortion (a medical procedure involving a patient) goes down.

"They try to defend themselves by saying this is health care and patient-centered," Jindal said. "Abortions are not health care, and this is not about the patient. The patient in this case is that unborn baby. They’ve got no concern for the unborn baby, and you can see that in the video."

The GOP presidential candidate went on to say there is "no reason" for taxpayers to continue to fund or support Planned Parenthood -- because surely all those other services the organization provides, such as cancer screenings and contraception, aren't worth keeping around.

Listen to Jindal's comments, via Right Wing Watch, below:

By Jenny Kutner

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