White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday defended Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos showing a top Planned Parenthood official callously discussing the harvesting and sale of fetal organs.
Earnest said the videos were deceitful:
I haven’t spoken to the President about the actual videos. I have read the reports, and I’m confident that he has, too, raising significant concerns about the way in which those videos were selectively edited to distort not just the words of the individual speaking, but also the position of Planned Parenthood. They have made very clear that they subscribe to the highest — they subscribe and implement the highest ethical standards in carrying out their operations. So for questions about that, I’d refer you to Planned Parenthood, obviously.
He said President Obama “obviously” opposes legislation cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood.