The U.S. House voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate abortion practices and fetal tissue donation, a move that Democrats say is a politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood.
“We believe that the videos will show how Mr. Daleiden deceptively edited his videotapes to distort the truth, but those tapes are being hidden away,” Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) said on the House floor Wednesday.
On the Melissa Harris-Perry show, Christina Greer, Grover Norquist, David Cay Johnston, Katon Dawson, and Perry Bacon Jr. discuss Donald Trump’s recent proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate by more than half, as well as the effect on the economy of a Democratic versus Republican president.
For this, the final episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte examines the Planned Parenthood hearing and what a throwback to the 19th century it was. She also interviews Caroline Siede about her piece on feminist criticism at the A.V. Club, and has a segment on positive developments over the past 398 episodes.
The biggest campaign news on reproductive rights this week continued to be Carly Fiorina, who doubled down on the biggest lie she has told so far.
The U.S. House voted to avoid a government shutdown and fund Planned Parenthood, but the right-wing fight against women’s health care is far from over.
Republican lawmakers asked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards the same questions over and over, seeming not to care what her answers were or whether their questions were grounded in reality.
On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte talks to Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality, about the misconception that everyone is sexing everyone else up all the time. Marcotte also discusses Carly Fiorina’s false claims about Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue donation program at the GOP debate.
Repeating allegations that Planned Parenthood illegally “harvests” and “sells” fetal tissue and murders fetuses that are “born alive,” Daleiden offered a new unfounded charge: He said Planned Parenthood is committing these acts in Washington, D.C.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum called to strip Planned Parenthood of all funding at the annual Values Voter Summit.