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Live Action edited key information out of anti-abortion video

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Thursday Live Action released a much-touted “gendercide” video that tried to paint Planned Parenthood as an organization that encourages women to “kill girls.” The video was released on the same day the House of Representatives voted on a bill that would ban sex-selective abortion. Democrats defeated the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act in the House of Representatives on Thursday. But a closer look at the full video, released on Live Action’s YouTube page, suggests that the 7-minute edited video leaves out key context that emphasizes the woman’s choice in handling her pregnancy, according to Media Matters’ analysis.

Listening to the full video, the first half hour of which is the Live Action operative sitting in the waiting room noshing on foil-wrapped food, the alleged Planned Parenthood employee begins by asking the woman from Live Action, “And have you decided that you — you know, have you definitely decided that you would like to terminate your pregnancy?”

It is at this point that the Live Action activist discloses her preference she and her husband have for a girl, even mentioning that she’s previously had a “medical abortion” after her daughter was born. The activist explains she’s “pretty sure” her fetus is another girl because of an over-the-counter test she’d taken. At this point, the employee then notes that she is a “social worker and not a medical provider” and says that she is unfamiliar with the test the Live Action activist described.

The Live Action operative then asks if an OBGYN who conducts a medical test to confirm the sex of the fetus will “judge” her if she then terminates her pregnancy if it is a girl, the employee responds, “Well, It’s really your decision. I can’t tell you that someone is going to judge you or not. I don’t know. I can’t speak for anybody else in how they practice or what they do. It is your decision and you don’t need a doctor or an OBGYN’s permission to decide what you and your husband feel like is best for you and your family. If you decide that even if it’s a girl that you want to terminate the pregnancy, that’s your decision and it’s nobody else’s.”

She goes on to ask the Live Action activist if “adoption something that you were interested in considering?”

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When the activist reiterates her and her husband’s desire to terminate a pregnancy, and asked whether Planned Parenthood employees would judge her if she kept aborting girls, the employee, after a lengthy pause, follows up with a statement that did make it into the edited video, “It’s not up to us to decide what is a good or bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy.”

In response to the sex-selective abortion ban Thursday, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards said in a press release, “We oppose sex selection abortion. But this bill does nothing to advance protections against discrimination and instead will have the result of further shaming and stigmatizing women.”

Watch the full video, uploaded by Live Action on May 31:

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[Screen shot via Live Action YouTube video]


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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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‘Offered up for abuse’: Jeffrey Epstein and Charlie Rose conferred about new assistants the PBS host could sexually harass

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Disgraced former PBS host Charlie Rose and accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly had conversations about women whom Rose should hire and whom he would then go on to sexually harass.

New York Magazine reporter Irin Carmon has a bombshell story about Epstein's call logs that show his regular interactions with multiple powerful men during a time when prosecutors say he was running a sex trafficking ring for underage girls.

Of particular interest are his calls with Rose, who was fired by PBS in 2017 after multiple women came forward to accuse him of being a serial sexual harasser.

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