Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, testified before a House Oversight Committee this morning. NYT:
In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the president, Cecile Richards, faced off against conservative lawmakers who are seeking to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood after videos released by anti-abortion activists purported to show officials from the health group trying to sell fetal tissue. It was her first appearance before Congress since the issue exploded in July. Ms. Richards said the videos were edited by the activists to mislead, and she insisted that Planned Parenthood sells only a small amount of fetal tissue and recoups only reasonable expenses as allowed by the law.
The appearance by Ms. Richards before the House committee underscored a broader fight between the parties over Planned Parenthood as the clock ticks on a government shutdown that will begin on Thursday if a stopgap spending bill cannot be passed. While the funding fight is ostensibly about abortion and fetal tissue, the subtext is politics: Republicans perceive Planned Parenthood as a well-oiled, well-funded machine promoting Democratic candidates.
In the video above, Richards hands Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah his ass when he shows her a bogus chart. Enjoy—and donate.