CBS Evening News Mainstreams Smears Against Planned Parenthood

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Yesterday, CBS Evening News lent its credibility to the thoroughly discredited hoax that Live Action exposed Planned Parenthood helping to cover up sex trafficking.

CBS reported that "in the past week" Live Action "released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood staffers all too eager to help reported teenage sex workers get abortions and contraception" that are "troubling."

But as CBS's Jan Craword herself reported, Planned Parenthood "reported the incidents to Attorney General Eric Holder." Crawford did not make clear, however, that Planned Parenthood actually contacted law enforcement and asked them to investigate potential sex trafficking before Lila Rose released any of her video accusing them of covering up sexual abuse of minors.

This fact completely undermines Live Action's accusation that Planned Parenthood is helping to cover up sex trafficking.

What's actually troubling is that CBS is all too willing to promote Live Action's discredited videos.

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Health Care, Reproductive Rights
CBS, Live Action
Jan Crawford, Lila Rose
CBS Evening News
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