Washington Post: Planned Parenthood had “worst week in Washington”

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza

“It’s never a good look to be sipping red wine while discussing the costs associated with fetal tissue culled from abortions.”

So begins this week’s edition of Chris Cillizza’s weekly Washington Post column, “Who had the worst week in Washington?” This week’s winner is Planned Parenthood.

Cillizza revisits this week’s undercover video scandal and the quick action of lawmakers to launch investigations. He also notes the lack of apology in Planned Parenthood’s “apology”:

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, released a video Thursday amid the hubbub, apologizing for the tone of the employee but defending her organization’s practices. “This is unacceptable, and I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements,” Richards said. “The allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true.”

And Cillizza says, Richards can say what she wants, but:

No matter. A congressional investigation had already been launched in response to the undercover video, ensuring that Planned Parenthood and its practices will be front and center in the days to come.

Even mainstream media outlets that sometimes ignore abortion stories have detailed this one. It’s so horrific even to pro-choicers that people are watching closely. That’s ironic because Planned Parenthood’s warning line to candidates is “Women are watching.” Well, Planned Parenthood, now America is watching.

As Cillizza concludes his column, he says, “Planned Parenthood, for being flip about aborted fetuses, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.”

Now the nation is watching Planned Parenthood have a really bad week that is likely to only get worse as the truth comes out.

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