After a stream of controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood and their recent incriminating videos, Congress voted to remove the organization's government funding. Now Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, is clashing with Republican representatives in Congress.
Cecile Richards, speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, claimed the videos were “deceptively edited” and “heavily doctored.”
Yet just minutes before the hearing started, a forensic analysis said the videos “are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing.” The analysis was conducted for the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress.
Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also seemed to brush off the claims of doctoring as he excoriated Planned Parenthood for its allegedly “insatiable” desire for taxpayer dollars. He pointedly cited the millions the group has spent on travel and parties and “fairly exorbitant salaries” even while cutting back, he said, on certain health care services.
“Their desire for more of taxpayer dollars is just insatiable,” Chaffetz said.