Fiorina Stands By Her Criticism Of Planned Parenthood
Meanwhile, on the campaign trail, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton lashes out at a coal company's proposed bankruptcy plan because of its impact on retiree benefits.
The Associated Press:
Fiorina Makes Distortion Of Planned Parenthood A Centerpiece
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has spent the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That seems bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign. Campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, Fiorina said she "absolutely" stands by her criticism of Planned Parenthood. She accused the women's health organization — it's also the nation's largest abortion provider — of pushing "propaganda" against her while being "aided and abetted by the media." (Barrow, 10/3)
Planned Parenthood President: Fiorina Repeats 'Same Lie'
The president of Planned Parenthood chastised Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for comments she made that were based on a series of videos claiming that Planned Parenthood is illegally selling fetal tissue. (Peligri, 10/3)
Clinton Blasts Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Plan
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that a bankruptcy plan proposed by Patriot Coal Corp. is "outrageous and must be stopped" because it diverts money intended for coal miners’ retirement benefits. "Patriot Coal is trying to take $18 million of the $22 million put aside for retired coal miners, wives and widows and use it to pay its lawyers instead," Clinton said in a statement provided exclusively to Reuters. "Ensuring healthcare and retirement security should be the first priority in a bankruptcy proceeding, not the last." (Becker, 10/2)
The New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Says Coal Company’s Bankruptcy Plan Hurts Miners
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday criticized a coal company’s bankruptcy plan as detrimental to the families of the miners who work for the company. The comment, made in a statement to the Reuters news service, came as Mrs. Clinton is facing opposition within some major labor unions. (Haberman, 10/3)
The Associated Press:
Again? Health Care Debate Expands For 2016
America’s health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it’s about to get bigger. The candidates in both parties are offering options across the political spectrum, from a system wholly run by the federal government to dialing back Washington’s commanding role. Behind the rhetoric, each approach has its pitfalls. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 10/2)