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Political grandstanding on Planned Parenthood

Political grandstanding on Planned Parenthood

An effort by Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood failed Monday evening when a procedural measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed. Good. The bill, introduced in the wake of several undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing what the organization does with the tissue from aborted fetuses, was uncalled for, wrongheaded and a transparent case of partisan grandstanding. The problem is, the measure could still be resurrected — possibly barnacled to some bigger, must-pass bill. And undoubtedly, more videos will show up online, from the anti-abortion group that made the others. So far, despite some casual and even irreverent remarks from...

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