As Twitchy reported earlier, Planned Parenthood is so certain that those “heavily edited” videos showing the inner workings of the agency are so obviously falsified that it reportedly hired teams of forensic analysts to comb through the videos frame by frame to prove it. And surprise! The majority of media outlets that covered the story reported that the videos were found to be “totally manipulated.”
“Planned Parenthood Fights Back” read the headline on npr.org, with this summary: “In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are “heavily edited” to “significantly distort” actual events and conversations.”
Actually, the “heavily edited” videos allege the sale of whole body parts and organs, and even whole bodies, and document executives haggling over prices with potential buyers.
Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, notes just how quickly the word spread that the videos reportedly had been manipulated.
A complete transcript of today’s Diane Rehm show can be found on NPR’s website, but there’s no need to hear even one word from the guests to know where the segment, entitled “New Tactics In The Anti-Abortion Movement,” is headed.
The number of battles over when and under what circumstances a woman can exercise her legal right to an abortion is growing. For low-income women, even basic family planning services may be becoming out of reach: In five states, Republicans are seeking to block women on Medicaid from obtaining health care services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Opponents of abortion in Congress and several states have launched efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, a significant provider of health services to low income women. According to a new report from ProPublica, abortion foes have a new tactic, searching dumpsters for personal data on women who get abortions and their doctors.