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If 7/8 of their revenue is made from abortions they really need to change their name to unplanned parenthood.
Some of the themed parties had names such as “Gathering of Goddesses and Gods,” “Chocolate Champagne” and “Murder Mystery,” according to a report released by the committee during the hearing Tuesday.
Nor did any of the other Republicans. All seemed to have some very specific question they had prepared, one that was designed to produce a “gotcha” moment. But Richards didn’t have any trouble answering any of them, because the accusations that drove them aren’t all that controversial unless your starting point is that abortion is evil and so is anything in any way connected to it. That’s a position many people hold, but it isn’t a position most Americans hold, and it doesn’t actually tell you whether we should shut down the government. Here are some of the charges Republicans made during the hearing:
Cecile Richards is well-compensated as the head of Planned Parenthood!
Planned Parenthood supports family planning in foreign countries!
Planned Parenthood clinics don’t have their own radiological centers with mammogram machines!
Planned Parenthood has a separate political organization!
Which is involved in politics! And most of all…
Planned Parenthood does abortions!
All of these things are true. Whether you think they are nefarious depends entirely on what you think about abortion in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. But the chances that any significant portion of the public is going to change what they think about this issue once they learn these things is vanishingly small.
Republicans are trying to make a two-stage argument here. The first is that Planned Parenthood is bad. If they can convince the public of that — a challenge in itself, particularly when so many women have personal experience with the organization — then they need to convince the public further that Planned Parenthood is so bad that keeping it from getting any Medicaid reimbursements (which make up the bulk of the organization’s federal funding) is worth shutting down the government over.
If you think Republicans will do that successfully, then you probably also thought they were going to successfully get the Affordable Care Act repealed by shutting down the government two years ago. And we saw how that worked out.
originally posted by: EverydayInVA
Who cares about this story?
How about the bigger story that shows the firm PP hired to check the videos was a biased hatchet job, and now an unbiased 3rd party has checked the videos and found no misleading editing involved?3