Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is under fire for a plan to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
Democrats are using the plan to paint the Republican as a candidate who opposes women's health care, a move they hope will cause him to lose credibility with voters.
But Romney's camp says his comments are being taken out of context.
The controversy stems from a television interview in Missouri in which Romney outlined his plans to cut the federal deficit.
"Is the program so critical that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?" Romney asked. "And on that basis, of course you get rid of ObamaCare, that's the easy one."
"But there are others: Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrak, I would eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, both excellent programs, but we can't afford to borrow money to pay for these things," he said.
A Romney advisor later said he did not mean to suggest his administration would eliminate the women's health care provider. He also noted the organization has other sources of funding.