Planned Parenthood is not involved in women’s health issues, said Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
At a town hall in Englewood, Colo., Aug. 25, an audience member asked Bush about his record on women’s health, as well as what he would do for women’s health, particularly for veterans, as president.
"When I was governor, we expanded those programs through community-based organizations, and that’s something I think the federal government needs to continue to do," Bush said. "I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny, though. And that’s the difference because they’re not actually doing women’s health issues. They're involved in something way different than that."
Bush, who cut off state funding for Planned Parenthood as governor, then pivoted to talk about veterans affairs.
Bush’s claim that the organization is not involved in women’s health caught our attention. Setting aside the issue of abortion, Planned Parenthood offers many other medical services -- most of which seem obviously related to women’s health.
Keep reading Lauren Carroll's fact-check from PolitiFact.