Fetal tissue donations?
Nice try at whitewashing the scandal, but the bottom line is Planned Parenthood officials know their six-figure salaries are on the line if they continue to sell dad baby parts, and so they are retrenching. Muck-raking journalists scored big.
From the Hill:
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it will no longer accept any reimbursement as part of its fetal tissue donation program, taking its strongest step yet to end the onslaught of conservative attacks against the group.
The group’s president Cecile Richards disclosed the policy change in a letter to the National Institutes of Health, which she said was intended to “take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda.”
“This new policy removes beyond the shadow of a doubt the ludicrous idea that Planned Parenthood has any financial interest in tissue donation — and shows the real agenda behind these attacks,” Richards wrote in a statement.
The move forces Republicans to find new lines of attack against Planned Parenthood as GOP leaders begin to organize a special investigative probe into the group.Sure, blame it all on the Republicans.
Except for the part where Republicans in Congress would rather gargle hydrochloric acid than face up to abortion.
This is a victory for actual journalism, which sadly is a rare commodity in today's world.