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Letter: Planned Parenthood videos are a fraudulent ploy

Planned Parenthood has said all along that the videos at the heart of the smear campaign against them were heavily edited to deceive the public, and now expert analysis confirms it. Teams of experts in video forensics, production and transcription have determined the videos have no value and cannot be relied upon for any official inquiries.

It’s time for facts, not fraud.

This may be a game for those who’ve produced these fraudulent videos, but for millions of women and men across the country, it’s their healthcare. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care and sex education.

Millions of people walk through their doors every day, all across this country, and trust them to give them the health care and information they need. A recent editorial in the well-respected New England Journal of Medicine (Aug. 12) also lends support to these very important services.

It is irresponsible to reflexively make the decision to defund Planned Parenthood based on such a flimsy attack for political gain. There’s too much at stake, and the consequences would be devastating.

Eric Johnson,

Grand Forks

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