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The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood

The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood

With one careless comment, Jeb Bush revealed a fundamentally indifferent attitude toward half the U.S. electorate. "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," he said in a speech at the Southern Baptist Conventionin Nashville, Tenn. It was a throwaway aside in a longer blather about defunding Planned Parenthood, and one imagines that no sooner were the words out of his mouth than his cringing consultants were drafting a clarification. The inevitable statement soon followed, admitting he "misspoke" and adding that "there are countless community health centers, rural clinics and other women's health organizations that...

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