Bachmann calls to de-fund Planned Parenthood

She probably wants that all the time, actually, but some (other) right-wing nutjob gave her an excuse by trying to “sting” a Planned Parenthood office in New Jersey. As MNIndy says:

Bachmann was referring to a video released by LiveAction, an anti-abortion group that specializes in ambushing Planned Parenthood clinics, that appears to show a Planned Parenthood staffer in New Jersey telling a pimp and his prostitute how to obtain services for girls as young as 14.

“Live Action has turned its video over to law enforcement authorities, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I am calling on those authorities to fully investigate this case and to prosecute any offenders to the fullest extent of the law.”

But Planned Parenthood beat LiveAction to it. After the group, posing as a pimp and prostitute showed up at a half-dozen clinics across the country, Planned Parenthood called the FBI to report a potential sex-ring involving minors.

And, the group fired the staffer in New Jersey who provided advice on circumventing the law.

So it’s a non-story, but it’s the newest excuse for evangelicals to try to squelch family planning services. Individual liberty: very important for people who are buying light bulbs, but not for women making major life decisions!


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