The GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee is having themselves a very reasonable and neutral-sounding hearing on Planned Parenthood today, sensitively entitled “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” Not invited to testify: a single person who works for Planned Parenthood.

It goes downhill from there. Fortunately, Planned Parenthood is trying to push it back up the hill.

Throughout its history, Planned Parenthood and the women it serves have repeatedly come under attack from ideologues opposed to family planning, birth control, and safe and legal abortion. These attacks have often been fueled by doctored “evidence” attempting to smear Planned Parenthood and its patients as immoral, criminal, or worse. The videos released by anti-abortion extremist David Daleiden and the subsequent politically motivated attacks are just the latest installment in this long-running crusade.