Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Nation: Piling on Against Planned Parenthood, by Sharon Lerner:
The next videogate episode is out! This one features Planned Parenthood worker Amy Woodruff advising a man posing as a sex trafficker on how to get health care for girls as young as 14 who, he implies, work for him as prostitutes. If the gotcha! is reminiscent of the deceptively edited tapes that cost Shirley Sherrod her job at the US Department of Agriculture or the separate fake pimp scandal that brought down the community organization Acorn, that’s probably because it was produced by antichoice activist Lila Rose—the president of an organization, Live Action, who, since 2006 has collaborated with the mastermind of those previous episodes, James O’Keefe. . .
See also: Politico: Liberal groups defend Planned Parenthood, by Kate Nocera:
Today, 27 progressive groups sent a letter to congress, obtained exclusively by POLITICO, that calls for politicians to protect funding for Planned Parenthood. The letter labels the hidden-camera videos as a “digital witch hunt.” . . .