Guests: Michelle Goldberg, Mollie Hemingway, Denise Grady
Undercover videos by anti-abortion activists of Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue collection and donation have reignited the debate around abortion. The group responsible for the videos, the Center for Medical Progress, claims the videos show proof that Planned Parenthood illegally sells fetal tissue for research. Planned Parenthood strongly denies this claim. The controversy has fired up abortion supporters and opponents, as well as conservative Republicans in Congress who are now pushing to defund Planned Parenthood. This hour, we’ll discuss the videos, the controversy and the political fallout with MICHELLE GOLDBERG, senior contributing writer for The Nation and MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, a senior editor for The Federalist. Then, New York Times reporter DENISE GRADY discusses how fetal tissue is used in medical research.