Bill O'Reilly Helps Lila Rose Push Latest Hoax Video Attacking Planned Parenthood


Here we go again with one of these right-wing activists making another undercover video attacking Planned Parenthood and the next thing you know, Republicans are pushing another anti-abortion bill for a non-existent problem on the floor of the House.

As TPM noted, the bill just failed: Gender-Based Abortion Ban Fails In House:

GOP-backed legislation aimed at criminalizing abortions on the basis of the unborn child’s gender failed to pass in the House today by 246-168, having needed two-thirds majority under a suspension of the rules provision.

Here's more from Media Matters on anti-choice activist Lila Rose's appearance on this Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor: O'Reilly And Lila Rose Team Up To Spread More Lies About Planned Parenthood:

Discredited anti-choice activist Lila Rose went on The O'Reilly Factor to push her latest hoax video attacking Planned Parenthood. Rose and host Bill O'Reilly want people to think that, in the words of Rose's group, Planned Parenthood is complicit in "widespread sex-selection by means of abortion." In fact, Planned Parenthood has stated that it "finds the concept of sex selection deeply unsettling" and the organization "does not offer sex determination services; our ultrasound services are limited to medical purposes."

Furthermore, Huffington Post reported that Planned Parenthood "condemns seeking abortions on the basis of gender, but its policy is to provide 'high quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come into' its health centers."

O'Reilly and Rose mentioned none of this. Instead, they aired footage from Rose's hoax video of a person walking into a Planned Parenthood office and pretending to be a patient. O'Reilly and Rose pretended that the actions of the employee were representative of the organization. O'Reilly even asked "Are we now China in this country? If Planned Parenthood is advising woman to abort because of gender choice, then we are China. And you should remember that the next time a politician or famous person endorses Planned Parenthood." Read on...

You can read more in their latest article on Rose's effort to manufacture evidence that Planned Parenthood facilitates gender-based abortion here: Hoax Du Jour: Live Action Brings Bogus "Sex Selection" Attack To New York.

The media coverage on this has been terrible from other networks as well, with discussions on this latest vote in the House, but no mention of the fake controversy being drummed up by Rose and organization. As to O'Reilly continuing to assault Planned Parenthood and a woman's reproductive rights, it seems nothing's changed since O'Reilly got his wish with the assassination of Dr. George Tiller.

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