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Defunding Planned Parenthood is not the same as repealing the right to abortion

Defunding Planned Parenthood is not the same as repealing the right to abortion

The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly practice of chopping up fetuses for parts. There's a debate over whether the videos prove the center's claim that Planned Parenthood is ghoulishly trying to make a profit selling baby lungs, livers and hearts. There's less of a debate that the videos speak directly to the ugly nature of second trimester abortions. Granted, a few extremists see nothing wrong in the talk of cleverly "crushing" babies to...

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