Hillary Clinton on Thursday came out in defense of Planned Parenthood for the first time since the organization got swept up in a scandal involving videos that allege it sells fetal tissue.

“Planned Parenthood has apologized for the insensitivity of the employee who was taped, and they will continue to answer questions for Congress and others,” Clinton said during a campaign stop in South Carolina.

The controversy has riled up congressional Republicans, who are now trying to strip the non-profit of federal funding.

Clinton emphasized that the organization offers essential services for women, “not just reproductive health services, including access to affordable family planning, but cancer screenings and other health check-ups.”

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