She made the remarks at a Planned Parenthood event
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed Planned Parenthood supporters on Friday, taking the opportunity to criticize Donald Trump for his stance on women’s issues.
“When Donald Trump says, ‘Let’s make America great again,’ that is code for ‘let’s take America backward.’ Back to a time when opportunity and dignity were reserved for some, not all. Back to the days when abortion was illegal, women had far fewer options, and life for too many women and girls was limited,” she said.
Here are her full remarks from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund membership event in Washington, D.C.:
Thank you. Hello. Thank you, thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you all. I have to say, pink never looked so good.
I want to thank my friend, and your courageous leader, Cecile Richards. Cecile really is the definition of grace under pressure. She has proven that time and time again over the course of her career, particularly over the last few years. She really is like another great American, her mother, Ann Richards, who was a friend of mine, and I just wish Ann were here to see this election. She’d have Donald Trump tweeting double time.
We reached a milestone together this week. Thanks to you, and people all over our country, for the first time, a woman will be a major party’s nominee for President of the United States.
And yesterday, I had the great honor of being endorsed by President Obama and Vice President Biden. And by Senator Elizabeth Warren.
So it’s been a big week. And there’s nowhere I’d rather end it than right here, with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
I’m grateful to the entire Planned Parenthood family. You made this campaign your own. Whether you knocked on doors in Iowa or rallied in California, this victory belongs to all of you.
It belongs to the one thousand young activists who came together in Pittsburgh last month to get organized.
It belongs to the staff, the donors, and to the providers. Providers like Dr. Amna Dermish in Texas, who called out Donald Trump when he said women should be punished for having abortions. And the open letter she wrote defending her patients’ right to make their own health decisions should be required reading for every politician in America.