Trey Gowdy Questions Feminist Professor Priscilla Smith of Yale Law School on Defunding Planned Parenthood

April 30 2017 – by Amy James and Evelyn Pringle

This is unbelievable. Feminist Law Professor says she prefers to keep the funding of Planned Parenthood rather than doubling the funding to give it to anyone not named Planned Parenthood who can service women in need.

Transcript of Questions from Trey Gowdy to Professor Priscilla Smith, Yale Law School on Planned Parenthood Practices:

TG: Ms. Smith if we were to double the amount of money available to the providers but give it to someone not named Planned Parenthood, would you be ok with that?

Professor Smith: I would have to know who it was going to and whether they were qualified –

TG: Anyone not named Planned Parenthood…

Professor Smith: Not anyone – No!

TG: Anyone who’s qualified to provide services?

Professor Smith: If they provide high quality services to low income people in the same way that Planned Parenthood does – frankly yes – I don’t have —

TG: So you’re ok with us defunding Planned Parenthood as long as the money goes somewhere where it can do the most amount of good for the same group of people?

Professor Smith: Yes…

TG: You’re ok with Congress defunding Planned Parenthood….

Professor Smith: Not in the current environment where there is no one able —

TG: And if there were, would you be ok with it?

Professor Smith: If there were – yeah it would be a different world and yes then you could fund that organization.

TG: So if we can identify service providers that meet that same quality of care not named Planned Parenthood, you’ll support the Republicans in defunding Planned Parenthood…

Professor Smith: I don’t know that you and I will agree on who those people are and I would have to…

TG: How about we just try? How about – why don’t we do that?

Professor Smith: Theoretically – if you’re asking a hypothetical question…

TG: Yeah I’ll double the money as long as it doesn’t go to the folks who donate money to Democrats – Planned Parenthood.

Professor Smith: What about…

TG: We’ll double the amount of money available as long as it doesn’t go to Planned Parenthood. How’s that?

Professor Smith: As long as it doesn’t go to Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood today is the institution that provides the best, highest quality care to women in this country across this nation in cities in low income areas where these services are unavailable.

TG: They’re also the target of videos that are barbaric and heinous and subhuman. So as long as we can get that same level of care and do it through an entity not named Planned Parenthood.

Professor Smith: They provide abortions as a very small part of their services and this is why you oppose them and that is the only reason you oppose them.

TG: You have no idea why. I was voting to defund Planned Parenthood with all due respect Professor – before the videos ever showed up.

Professor Smith: I wasn’t talking about the videos.

TG: Well I don’t think we know each other well enough for you to assign a motive to what I’m doing.

Professor Smith: And vice versa, vice versa.


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One thought on “Trey Gowdy Questions Feminist Professor Priscilla Smith of Yale Law School on Defunding Planned Parenthood

  1. […] It appears as though Planned Parenthood may in fact be part of a larger and much more sinister network that not only covers up individual instances of underage sex slaves receiving abortions, but that encourages those abortions, profits from the body parts, encourages the underage “prostitution,” and in fact, instigates it. The revelations of the Center for Medical Progress investigation into Planned Parenthood and StemExpress were enough for the people to rise up demanding that Planned Parenthood be defunded once and for all.[10]  In Congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood practices, Trey Gowdy questioned Yale Law’s Professor Priscilla Smith regarding defunding the organization. Unbelievably, Smith balked at his proposal to cut a deal with Democrats by doubling money available to fund women’s health services to the poor, in exchange for defunding these criminals. (Transcript and video available here.)[11] […]


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