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Damaging new video exposes Planned Parenthood trade in fetal organs; California court restricts further releases

July 30, 2015

Another damaging video exposing Planned Parenthood’s involved in the sale of fetal tissues was released on July 30, just hours after a judge in California issued a restraining order barring the release of some similar videos.

In the 4th in a series of undercover videos, a Planned Parenthood official in Colorado is caught discussing ways to avoid possible criminal liability for trading in fetal tissues.

Explaining the need for caution to an actor posing as a potential buyer of fetal-tissue samples, Savita Ginde, the medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, says: “We don’t want to get called on, you know, selling fetal parts across states.” She assures the “buyer,” however, that the organization’s lawyers “will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”

In a California courtroom, meanwhile, on July 29 a judge granted a request from Stem Express for a restraining order stopping the release of further undercover videos. (Stem Express, a California company involved in the purchase and sale of human tissue, was the target of the 3rd undercover video in the current series.) The restraining order applies only to videos that show employees of Stem Express, and will be valid until an August 19 hearing on the case. David Daleiden voiced his confidence that the restraining order would be only temporary, referring to the case as “meritless litigation.”

The 4th video released by the Center for Medical Progress showed only employees of Planned Parenthood, not of Stem Express. In the most damaging comments yet released in the series, Dr. Ginde speaks about how to set prices for fetal organs, how to train abortionists to ensure that organs are intact, and how to craft public statements to avoid complaints. She suggests that the effort should be classified as “research” rather than as a business venture, to avoid legal complications and public scrutiny.

Like the previous videos, the 4th shows grisly footage of fetal remains, with Planned Parenthood personnel isolating organs and commenting on their potential cash value.

In a related development, Planned Parenthood claimed that its web site was hacked—although there was no evidence of hacking and no reported outage. The site featured an appeal for more funding.


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