Planned Parenthood Pres Blames CMP for Tone and Wine Drinking In Vids

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards responded to a question about the casual tone and wine drinking in the videos published by the Center for Medical Progress by blasting the group for creating “distorted and deceptive videos to do just that” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Richards was asked, “we can talk about what the value for — of fetal tissue is in various diseases, in terms of research. But, can you understand how people looking at this would be concerned if people are drinking wine and chatting very casually about body parts, at all, of fetal tissue?”

Richards, who had previously apologized for the “tone” of Dr. Deborah Nucatola in one of the videos, responded, “clearly the group behind this, did this, and created these distorted and deceptive videos to do just that. And that’s why it’s really important, and we have said repeatedly we are — the facts are on our side at Planned Parenthood. We are proud to be the largest women’s non-profit healthcare provider in this country, have been for 99 years. One in five women in this country have been to us for healthcare. They come to us, they choose to come to us, and women of all political stripes, Democrats, Republicans, and so what’s important to understand is, again, what’s at stake here, is actually the access of million of women in this country to be able to come to the provider of their choice for healthcare in America. This is a — completely a political campaign, Planned Parenthood has been around for 99 years. And we plan to be around for another 99.”

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