By Kate Black
In today’s 24-hour news cycle and in a social media world where tweets can go viral instantly, we as media consumers must be able to filter fact from fiction. This is particularly true when it comes to social issues and when political power is at stake.
I have been following the trumped-up story about Planned Parenthood involving highly edited video purporting to sell tissue for financial gain. Nothing can be further from the truth.
The more we learn about this video, the clearer it is that it’s part of a much bigger pattern of harassment by extremists whose real goal is to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood.
It’s no surprise that what was edited out of that video is how deeply Planned Parenthood providers care about the patients they serve, and the fact that they do this even in the face of hate, hostility and threats.