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The witch hunt against Planned Parenthood continued on Capitol Hill today when Cecile Richards spoke before Congress. Here’s a round up of stories:

  • Washington Post:Today’s Planned Parenthood hearing shows why Republicans will lose on this issue

  • National Memo: House Republicans Attack Planned Parenthood, Utterly Fail At Basic Math

  • TPM: GOP Rep. Repeatedly Interrupts Planned Parenthood Head At Hearing

  • Slate: Carolyn Maloney Slams Attack on Planned Parenthood Head’s Salary: “Totally Inappropriate and Discriminatory”

  • Huff Post: Watch Jason Chaffetz React As He’s Accused Of ‘Beating Up On A Woman’ Over Her Pay

  • The Hill: Dem accuses GOP of ‘misogyny’ at hearing on Planned Parenthood

  • The Hill: Planned Parenthood chief gives sharpest attack yet on anti-abortion ‘smear campaign’

  • Yahoo News: Democrats Criticize GOP Planned Parenthood Investigation

  • MSNBC: Congressman uses misleading graph to smear Planned Parenthood

  • Jezebel: Cecile Richards to House Oversight Committee: You’re Not ‘Trying to Get to the Truth’

  • Chicago Tribune: Planned Parenthood leader says fetal tissue claims are false

  • Voice of America: US Anti-abortion Lawmakers Clash With Planned Parenthood Chief

  • Washington Post: Planned Parenthood chief: Video allegations ‘offensive’ and ‘untrue’

  • The Hill: Republican gets into shouting match with Planned Parenthood executive

  • NYTimes: Planned Parenthood Chief Faces G.O.P. Critics at Congressional Hearing

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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