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Watch: Seth Meyers fact-checks that chart at the Planned Parenthood hearing

On his show last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Planned Parenthood hearing this week. He effectively captures the absurdity of the whole thing — from the constant interruptions of Cecile Richards to the fact that Donald Trump is somehow the voice of relative reason among Republicans when it comes to Planned Parenthood. 

He especially goes in hard on the moment when Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz confronted Richards with an utterly distorted graph created by an anti-choice group. “They made a chart with no Y-axis. Why? Because they don’t believe in funding for affordable health care.”

If anyone has time to add a transcript in the comments, I’d be very grateful!

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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