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Abortion battle absurdity

Abortion battle absurdity

What an embarrassing spectacle the attacks on (and sometimes the defense of) Planned Parenthood have become, regardless of their impact on government funding today or in the future. If Tuesday's House Republican assault on Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and her organization proved anything, it's that facts are irrelevant and hypocrisy is abundant in this particular showdown.

Take for instance, Ms. Richards' five-hour grilling before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during which her GOP attackers showed little interest in listening to her responses but an extraordinary concern for her salary and organization's travel expenses. If those same lawmakers want...