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Obama Defends Planned Parenthood After Undercover Vids: 'Manufactured

"You know my bottom line is I think that Planned Parenthood in the past has done good work."

If you ask President Obama about Live Action's recent damning, undercover video showing questionable counsel at Planned Parenthood clinics, he might blow you off by saying the controversy is simply "manufactured." That's what he told a local NBC affiliate in Richmond, VA last week:

WWBT explains:

Pro-life politicians have often gone after the abortion provider, while pro-choice politicians like President Obama have rushed to its defense. In our exclusive interview, the President deflected the impact of the video sting.

"I think sometimes these issues get manufactured," he said "they get a lot of attention in the blogosphere." [...]

Meanwhile the President believes the group's work speaks for itself.

"You know my bottom line is I think that Planned Parenthood in the past has done good work. If there was a specific problem at this center, it should be addressed, but we shouldn't get so distracted with some of these issues."

By the way, it seems the House of Representatives disagrees with the president. It voted on Friday to strip Planned Parenthood of it's federal funding.

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