Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Planned Parenthood Case

I'm surprised this didn't get more coverage on the news yesterday. The Grand Jury investigating Planned Parenthood in Houston Texas (because of those videos), cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing, and indicted the people who made the video instead. From this morning's Washington Post...
“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a statement. “As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.”
These are the videos that inspired the Republicans to attempt to shut down the government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. They insipred a man in Colorado to murder three people at the Planned Parenthood office there. Ted Cruz still says defunding Planned Parenthood is the first thing he'll do when he takes office. Carly Fiorina famously recited portions of the video that didn't exist.

And now, a grand jury (in Texas, no less) that was brought in specifically to look into this, indicted the videomakers and not the subject of the video.

That seems like a pretty big story to me.