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Court Orders Planned Parenthood to Answer Questions about Sale of Fetal Tissue, Organs

  • Kayla Koslosky Former Editor
  • Updated Jan 28, 2019
Court Orders Planned Parenthood to Answer Questions about Sale of Fetal Tissue, Organs

A court has ordered four Planned Parenthood affiliates to answer questions regarding the profits they earned from the procurement and sale of fetal tissue.

According to Life Legal Defense Foundation, Planned Parenthood along with several of its affiliates filed suit against the Center for Medical Progress some three years ago claiming that CMP had lied about Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the sale of organs and tissue from aborted babies. CMP had sent investigators into various Planned Parenthood clinics and events to investigate the organization’s involvement with fetal tissue sale and procurement, where they caught several high-level Planned Parenthood employees on tape discussing the illegal sales.

Planned Parenthood has continuously claimed that CMP altered the video recordings to fit their narrative saying they were “misleadingly edited” to implicate Planned Parenthood in the illegal sale of fetal tissue. The organization stated that they filed the lawsuit to “expose the falsity” of CMP’s videos and to help them “recover millions of dollars in damages for the alleged harm the videos caused,” the Life Legal Defense Foundation writes. 

The videos have since been ruled “not deceptive” by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, WND reports.

Throughout the course of the lawsuit, investigators have also found more evidence that could implicate the largest abortion clinic in the country. 

According to the Life Legal Defense Foundation, investigators uncovered that the four most prominent affiliates who worked with Planned Parenthood, kept no records of their allowable costs while still receiving payments from fetal tissue brokers. In other words, this discovery begs the question of was Planned Parenthood and or its affiliates making a profit off of the sale and trade of aborted babies’ fetal tissue – an action that violates both state and federal law.

Planned Parenthood is continuing to deny that their revenue exceeded their cost, despite the House Select Panel investigators' discovery that the cost of the procurement is “nominal to non-existent.”

Planned Parenthood and its affiliates will have until January 31 to answer questions regarding the financial records.

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