I hesitate to submit another letter so soon and especially on the subject of Planned Parenthood, but a new development warrants it.
It seems that in the videos that the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress took of Planned Parenthood people, CMP did some very creative editing, according to an article in the magazine, The Nation.
I acknowledge that The Nation is part of the liberal information silo (just as the magazine National Review is part of the conservative silo), but the story comes from a non-partisan firm Fusion GPS. Their analysts found 42 instances of manipulation and deceptively editing to support their political agenda.
If the Republicans hold a congressional hearing on federal funding for Planned Parenthood, CMP might be required to provide the original videos. That would expose how they doctored them to support their defunding position.
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The majority of the general public would support Planned Parenthood funding, and they have other concerns. As the Cajun Guru James Carvill said some time ago, “It’s the economy stupid.”