CHICAGO - Democrat 2016 candidate for U.S. Senate Tammy Duckworth and GOP incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Kirk agree on at least one topic: they both have publicly declared their support for Planned Parenthood and their intentions to oppose any effort to defund the scandal-ridden, federally-funded agency.
Duckworth, a new, first time mother herself, said via Twitter that she "proudly" supports Planned Parenthood, and Wednesday, Mark Kirk told The Hill he would not be one of the badly-needed Republican votes in the U.S. Senate to stop taxpayer funding for the abortion-providing clinics.
“In other states tissue donation programs should be investigated but in Illinois there is no similar program,” Kirk said in a statement to The Hill. “I do not plan to cut access to basic health care and contraception for women, the majority of whom have no other resources.”
But as of Thursday afternoon, Kirk has not gone as far as Tammy Duckworth in using the information released on undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials to raise funds for her upcoming campaign.