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Marco Rubio: Women Being 'Pushed' Into Abortions for Fetal Tissue Profits

Pointing a finger at Planned Parenthood, the Republican described an “industry” that profits off fetal tissue sales.
Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during the South Carolina Freedom Summit hosted by Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan in Greenville, South Carolina, on May 9, 2015.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during the South Carolina Freedom Summit hosted by Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan in Greenville, South Carolina, on May 9, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an Iowa-based TV station that women are being “pushed into abortions” by organizations like Planned Parenthood that then profit from selling fetal tissue.

“Now what you've done is you've created an industry—now what you've done is you've created an incentive for people to be pushed into abortions so that those [fetal] tissues can be harvested and sold for a profit,” the Florida senator said Monday in an interview with KCCI.