John J. Duncan Jr.

GOP critics attack, Planned Parenthood chief counters in hearing

WASHINGTON _ Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told a congressional hearing Tuesday that claims that the group was selling fetal tissue for profit, making the health care provider a political target of both Republican lawmakers and the party's presidential hopefuls, were "offensive and categorically untrue."tmpplchld Richards was under fire from the GOP-led House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from the outset, defending the group's work in the face of embarrassing undercover videos prepared by abortion opponents that show employees negotiating in a matter-of-fact manner over fetal tissue donations.tmpplchld She called the videos "deceptively...