Politics TeaBagger Republitards Trying To Crucify Planned Parenhood

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  1. StillAFan

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    Rep blasts Planned Parenthood taxpayer $$, as study says videos not doctored
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    A top House Republican, in emotional and heated remarks at the start of a high-profile Hill hearing Tuesday, excoriated Planned Parenthood for its "insatiable" desire for taxpayer dollars -- while also brushing off claims a series of disturbing videos showing the group's employees discussing fetal tissue harvesting were doctored.

    Ahead of the hearing, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing."

    Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also brushed off claims of doctoring but focused squarely on the issue of taxpayer funding.

    "Their desire for more of taxpayer dollars is just insatiable," Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.

    Chaffetz argued that Planned Parenthood "doesn't need a federal subsidy," citing the millions it has spent on travel and parties and "fairly exorbitant salaries" even while cutting back on certain health care services.

    Chaffetz, in emotional opening remarks, recalled his late mother's fight with breast cancer, and said much of Planned Parenthood's budget is not going "to women's health care."

    Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards defended her organization at the hearing, claiming the videos were "heavily doctored."

    But the results of the forensic analysis, conducted for the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, were released shortly before the hearing. The Alliance Defending Freedom engaged cybersecurity and forensic analysis company Coalfire Systems to examine the 10 "full-footage videos" put out by CMP.

    According to their review, the videos were not manipulated. The report said any missing footage was of "non-pertinent" events like meals and bathroom breaks.

    "The Coalfire forensic analysis removes any doubt that the full length undercover videos released by Center for Medical Progress are authentic and have not been manipulated," ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox said in a statement.

    "Analysts scrutinized every second of video recorded during the investigation and released by CMP to date and found only bathroom breaks and other non-pertinent footage had been removed. Planned Parenthood can no longer hide behind a smokescreen of false accusations and should now answer for what appear to be the very real crimes revealed by the CMP investigation."

    The 10 videos released so far capture Planned Parenthood officials casually describing how they sometimes obtain tissue from aborted fetuses for researchers. In one video, a doctor for a Planned Parenthood tissue harvesting partner appears to admit a baby's "heart actually is still beating" at times following abortions and an ex-procurement tech gives a first-person account of watching a baby's heart beat before she dissects its brain.

    Planned Parenthood foes say the videos show the group breaks federal laws barring for-profit fetal tissue sales and altering abortion procedures to obtain usable organs. Planned Parenthood and its defenders say it's done nothing illegal and says that CMP Project Lead David Daleiden dishonestly edited the videos to distort what was said.

    In written testimony, Richards said Planned Parenthood "is proud of its limited role in supporting fetal tissue research." She said just 1 percent of Planned Parenthood's nearly 700 clinics obtain fetal tissue for researchers seeking disease cures.

    She also fires back at Daleiden, calling for him to be investigated after she says he "tried unsuccessfully to entrap Planned Parenthood physicians and staff for nearly three years." Daleiden obtained the videos after posing as an executive of a nonexistent firm that buys fetal tissue for scientists.

    "It is clear they acted fraudulently and unethically-and perhaps illegally," Richards says. "Yet it is Planned Parenthood, not Mr. Daleiden, that is currently subject to four separate congressional investigations."

    So far, the most damage inflicted on Planned Parenthood by the videos is the insensitive way some of its officials discuss the procedures. That has drawn apologies from Planned Parenthood and bitter criticism from Republicans.

    Most Democrats have rallied behind the group, and President Obama has threatened to veto GOP legislation cutting its federal money. Public opinion polls show majorities oppose blocking Planned Parenthood's taxpayer dollars. Departing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fearing voter anger, have rebuffed conservatives who would shut down the government if Obama doesn't agree to halt Planned Parenthood's money.

    The organization receives about a third of its $1.3 billion annual budget, around $450 million, from federal coffers, chiefly reimbursements for treating Medicaid's low-income patients. Democrats have used a Senate filibuster -- a virtually endless procedural delay -- to block GOP legislation halting Planned Parenthood's federal payments. So two House committees plan to approve filibuster-proof legislation shifting Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funds -- about $350 million -- to community health centers.

    The bill would also keep a promise made during this spring's budget debate to repeal key elements of Obama's signature health care law. Panel votes are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

    In addition to the four congressional committee investigations of Planned Parenthood, Boehner has said he will also appoint a special committee to probe the group.

    Planned Parenthood has defended itself with newspaper ads, petition campaigns and lawsuits against state efforts to curb its funding.

    Fox News' Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    Makes a lot of sense to alienate the largest voting bloc there is by attacking their health care and rights to the own bodies. Typical.
     
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    Teabaggers are all about big government and regulating the average man/woman, what else is new.
    They want to take the money from planned parenthood and give it to military contractors, because perpetual war doesn't kill babies and people.
    I just had a conversation with a guy who said he was dead against abortion because it was killing babies but no joke in the same conversation said it should be a crime that poor people have so many kids that they can't feed or take care, "it should be child abuse. Look at India there are millions of people, we have to burn some of those people off" They wouldn't take the slightest gun regulation if it meant saving children's lives, yet a raped 13 year old has to have the rapist's child or a husband can't make a decision to safe his wife or his existing family.
    Its a twisted logic. You cannot be a conservative and be against family planning. And Abstinence Education programs are just ways to get tax dollars into the pockets of the Evangelical conman masquerading as religious leaders.
     
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    A funnier headline would have been:

    TeaBagger Republitards Trying To Abort Planned Parenhood


    It's not a good sign when you can't even hit the batting practice pitches.
     
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    Okay. This confirms it. You're Artie's liver, aren't you?
     
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    WGAS......WGAF......Enough with the politics......
    You can't do a fucking thing about ANY of it......
    Either fucking lying assed side of the aisle......Jesus
     
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    They care about fetuses but once the baby is born it's "Fuck you. No food stamps or welfare for you, you little piece of shit!"
     
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    Pandering to retards.
     
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    Damn right.
     
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    It's EFS120.
     
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    Regardless of your position on abortion in general, what these soulless ghouls at Planned Parenthood are doing with this chop shop style baby parts business is beyond reprehensible.
     
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    their not doing shit, stop listening to those big mouth conservative vultures.
     
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    How would you suggest they do it?
     
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    im not informed enough to know if the research outweighs the reprehensibleness.
    but i bet if the opposition could could snap their fingers and make it so it never happened, they wouldnt.
    never ruin a chance for good political theater and congresshearing soundbites right before an election.
    how reprehensible is that

    i wish someone would ban me from politics :(
     
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    This is what annoys me about politics and why I want to shake the people who buy into this election year shenanigans.

    You get politicians and groups grandstanding how appalling Planned Parenthood is and how they will do 'everything in their power to shut it down!' They paint PP as some butcher shop where the doctors are twirling their evil mustache through their fingers.

    Why do they do this? To get reelected and to raise cheap, easy money. They know abortion is a hot button issue and they can always press it to illicit the response they want. So, come next year when Republicans are campaigning in their districts and when people complain about Congress getting nothing done, they will shout from their rafters that they did everything in their power to shut down PP. THey will look to their opponent and say, he supports abortion and he is killing babies. Send me back to Washington and I will fight for you.

    THey use wedge issues like this to cover up the fact that the Republicans have been a train wreck running Congress.
     
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    in agreement Planned Parenthood should not be g'ment funded
     
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    Isn't it hypocritical for the libatard OP to use the term "Tard"
    In the title......Not to mention just lame seeing that the the neo-cons
    beat them to the punch with "Libatard"? Can they not come up with something original? I guess thats why "Air America"
    Bit the dust.........
     
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    I see where you are going with this. its their fault for not snapping their fingers. Brilliant!
     
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    Shouldn't you be some where celebrating a policeman being killed?
     
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    I just wish there was as much fervor over stripping religious organizations of their tax exempt status as the level of tumult being ramped up over PP's.
     
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