House Republicans continue their attack on Planned Parenthood. They’ve threatened to shut down the government to defund it, they’ve formed a special committee to explore all that baby part selling hogwash, and presidential candidates can’t stop talking about it. Yesterday, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hauled PP President Cecile Richards in for more than 5 HOURS of questioning (which she unflappingly answered) about important things like her salary and the group’s travel expenses. But the attack doesn’t seem to be working:
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that Americans have a more favorable view of Planned Parenthood than of any other entity tested, including the Republican Party and presidential candidates. The group’s favorable/unfavorable impression, 47 percent to 31 percent, is actually up slightly from July. What’s more, 61 percent oppose eliminating federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Even among the 35 percent who support defunding, only 9 percent favor shutting down the government to do it.
Team Blackness sat down to have a frank discussion about all things surrounding Planned Parenthood and why this attack is so very ridiculous.