September 30, 2015

At the end of this video, Rep. James Duncan (R-Wingnut) asks Cecile Richards if she's comfortable selling little baby parts for profit, and then he launches into one of the most vile, disgusting attacks on Cecile Richards I've ever witnessed.

As you might imagine, Richards did not take it passively. She categorically denied the characterization of her as a baby-parts harvesting capitalist.

RICHARDS: No, and I think that is really a total mischaracterization. Fetal tissue research, which as I mentioned, was started — the whole commission that legalized and — and created the structure under fetal tissue research was started under the Reagan administration. And it is actually — what it does is facilitates fetal tissue donation and that is actually, as I said — fewer than 1 percent of our health centers, do any facilitate fetal tissue donation for the patient. But fetal tissue research has read...

DUNCAN: My time -- my time has run out. I just want to say this: It seems to me that the apology you offered was like what some criminals do. They're not really sorry for what they have done. They are sorry they got caught and it seems to me that your apology is more because you got caught on these videos. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Of course, she didn't offer an apology for anything she wasn't sorry for. She apologized for the clinical tone and that confidential matters were discussed in a nonconfidential setting. That was appropriate. That pompous ass wasn't entitled to anything more.

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