“With great power there must also come great responsibility,” reads the narration at the conclusion of Spider-Man’s 1962 origin story. The GOP should make Amazing Fantasy #15 mandatory reading, because the party’s presidential candidates have skipped this life lesson.
Since July, the GOP has been parroting the lie that Planned Parenthood has sold the body parts of aborted babies for profit. Based on debunked undercover videos from anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress, the Republican-controlled House even went as far to open an investigation against the healthcare provider (predictably finding no misuse of federal funding).
Now the rhetoric from the right is proving to have truly disastrous consequences.