Planned Parenthood sues activists who made undercover videos exposing Baby Parts Trafficking

Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Thursday alleging extensive criminal misconduct by the anti-abortion activists who produced undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue at some Planned Parenthood clinics.

“The people behind this fraud lied and broke the law in order to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood,” said Dawn Laguens, the organization’s executive vice president. “This lawsuit exposes the elaborate, illegal conspiracy designed to block women’s access to safe and legal abortion.”

The anti-abortion activists, who named their group the Center for Medical Progress, began releasing a series of covertly recorded videos in July alleging that Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit in violation of federal law.

Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing, saying a handful of its clinics provided fetal tissue for research while receiving only permissible reimbursement for costs. The lawsuit says the videos were the result of numerous illegalities, including making recordings without consent, registering false identities with state agencies and violating non-disclosure agreements.

  • Bring it on.

    Those videos will have to be shown in open court.

    • Yup;)

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It would be awesome to have those unedited videos shown in court.

      • I realise this whole thing is a snow job but it will still screw Planned Parenthood.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Planned Parenthood are butchers who sell baby parts.
          Even if you believe that abortion is justified in certain situations, as I do, it is abhorrent to me that this is acceptable to them.
          And that it is allowed.

          • The baby-eating Planned Parenthood is just the tip of the horrid iceberg.

  • DMB

    Abortion rates in the U.S. are at a 30 year low mainly due to ultrasound technology and a general declining birth rate. Business is not going so well for them so they are investing heavily in Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign were if she wins they will be guaranteed dedicated and stable funding from her. Planned Parenthood is doing this as an act of desperation. I personally believe that groups like Planned Parenthood will eventually branch out into the euthanasia business since they are in the business of killing people and the fact that we are having a growing senior population that will only further increase the strain on our health care system.

    • BillyHW

      I don’t think they count all the new chemical abortions either.

  • FactsWillOut

    Discovery should be a hoot when CMP subpoenas their customer list for baby parts…and publishes it.

  • simus1

    The lawsuit description is made somewhat incoherent by flinging around a mixture of civil and criminal allegations. Perhaps if they had just opined that De-planned Parenthood was going the Lawfare route to see how deep their opponent’s pockets are. Wonder which court in which city has the honour of hearing the case.

  • kkruger71

    ” making recordings without consent, registering false identities with state agencies and violating non-disclosure agreements.”
    Absolutely none of which have anything to do with whether the content of the videos is true or not.

    • Canadian

      The cops do it all the time.

  • Tom Forsythe

    This is lawfare, plain and simple. PP has way more money to spend on lawyers than the CMP.

    • Exile1981

      And PP has federal funding.

      • Clinton

        And they’ve purchased the goodwill of Democrat politicians
        and judges with campaign donations of our tax dollars.
        Planned parenthood is the baby-killing arm of the DNC, and
        thanks to their federal subsidy of almost $600 million, they
        have the means to bury the CMP in legal expenses.

  • truewest

    Trial is in fact the last thing Planned Parenthood want to happen.
    They will avoid trial by legal delays driving up the defendants legal
    costs and wearing them down.

    This is classic “lawfare” by Planned Parenthood.

    Planned Parenthood’s real intentions are to burden the defendants with
    huge legal costs and demands on their time, have them plead “guilty” in return for Planned Parenthood dropping the lawsuit.

    The defendants need to file a counter suit against Planned Parenthood (get a good lawyer to establish grounds for the suit). Planned Parenthood will abandon their lawsuit if things get tough, a counter suit would prevent that.

    The real issue here is how the defendants will pay their legal costs for both their lawsuit and their defense of the Planned Parenthood one. However the payoff could be the destruction of Planned Parenthood if the defendants can force this through to trial.

    We need to set up a “fund me” site for these guys so they can turn the tables.

  • irishrus

    they will be passing mpany a dark character on route to their special place in Hell

  • moraywatson

    “Fraud”. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.