Planned Parenthood has been saying--over and over--that they are chiefly a "women's health" clinic (with just a small percentage of services being abortions) that is not for profit and uses completely safe and above-board practices during abortions. Those lies came crashing down today in a congressional hearing on Capital Hill.
Today, the head of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as Fox News reports. She was answering questions due to the very incriminating undercover videos that have come out in the last few months.
The first of many lies that were exposed today was Richard's incessant claim that the videos were doctored. However, a forensic analyst testified that the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." So, that basically says that everything in all of the horrific videos are true.
But more lies were revealed today. Here are 3 of the biggest ones:
1) Planned Parenthood claims to be a non-profit but isn't really one. Conservative blogger Matt Walsh writes on his Facebook, "Richards had to confirm that Planned Parenthood raked in 127 million dollars 'in excess of revenue' last year, while dramatically reducing the number of 'additional services' it provides. Now, I'm no economist, but I'm pretty sure 'excess' revenue is the same as profit. So today we learned -- although some of us have known it for years -- that the 'non-profit' tax funded Planned Parenthood actually earns over 100 million dollars of profit." In fact, Richard's own salary is half a million a year.
2) Planned Parenthood has claimed abortions are only 3% of their services, but that's been a huge lie. Matt Walsh summarizes: "But the most significant moment came early on when Cecile Richards again confessed to being a dirty rotten liar, admitting that abortion does not account for '3 percent of their business,' as she and her minions have repeatedly claimed, but in fact abortion is a full 86 percent of their non-tax funded revenue. As some of us have been saying for years, abortion is almost their entire business."
3) Planned Parenthood allows babies born living to die, although they could have survived. Walsh writes, "When asked if a child born after a failed abortion would be provided care, she said she'd 'never heard of that circumstance happening.' It was a fascinating statement considering abortion survivors just testified in front of this very same committee. I guess denying the existence of people who were just in the room was, in her estimation, a better strategy than admitting they'd let the child die right in front of them, as Planned Parenthood officials have testified in the past."
Lies will always come to the surface. It is sad that the horrific things we have been hearing about Planned Parenthood are true. But the truth needs to come out so that the American people can see the light and spare these atrocities from happening to more babies.
What do you think about this hearing today? What do you think is the truth? We would love to hear from you!