CNN's Carol Costello Fact-Checks Trump Supporter's Smear Against Planned Parenthood

Costello: "There's No Evidence That Planned Parenthood Trades Baby Parts Like Auto Parts"

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From the February 18 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom:

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CAROL COSTELLO (HOST): Donald Trump participates in tonight's town hall. Will he directly go on the attack against Ted Cruz?

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I think we'll expect to see him address the question because here's the thing, last night Ted Cruz said, quite pointedly, truth matters. But then he went onto mischaracterize Donald Trump's record as he's repeatedly done on Planned Parenthood, on the Second Amendment, on same-sex marriage. He is saying patently false things about Trump's record. For instance, he says Trump does not want to defund Planned Parenthood. False. Trump calls Planned Parenthood an abortion factory, saying that they trade baby parts like automobile parts. That is patently false. We will expect to see Donald Trump address that, but will also see him be very good in engaging with voters. He's a very likable guy. Voters like him. So we'll also see that personal side of Donald Trump as well.

COSTELLO: OK so one caveat to that, there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood trades baby parts like auto parts. So, I just want to make that clear. So John --

JOHN AVLON: Appreciate that clarification, Carol.

COSTELLO: Well, you know, just like to have some truth in journalism, right? OK, so John --

AVLON: Facts, you know.

COSTELLO: Facts.

Previously: 

Grand Jury Indicts Creators Of Smear Videos, Clears Planned Parenthood Of Wrongdoing

Watch Ohio Local News Demolish False Allegations About Planned Parenthood's Fetal Tissue Disposal Practices

Fox Host Ignores Investigations Clearing Planned Parenthood To Falsely Insist There Is "Overwhelming Evidence" Of Criminal Behavior

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