Planned Parenthood Aborts the Video Messenger
The Center for Medical Progress has released several undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts. Today Planned Parenthood Foundation president Cecile Richards will testify before Congress in a bid to retain Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Naturally she will do so by attempting to diminish what The Center for Medical Progress, and David Daleiden specifically, has exposed.
Excerpts from (prepared) “Center for Medical Progress Statement of Cecile Richards President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform September 29, 2015”
[S]ince July, Planned Parenthood has been the focus of extensive discussion and scrutiny for our health centers’ limited involvement in fetal tissue research as a result of a deliberate and systematic effort by David Daleiden and other opponents of safe (OBS– to the baby too?) and legal abortion to infiltrate our health centers, try to entrap our staff into potentially illegal conduct, and create discredited (OBS– discredited by whom?), doctored videos designed to smear Planned Parenthood.
In my letter to Congress on August 27, I also shared information about the outrageous activities (OBS– he didn’t kill babies!!) of Mr. Daleiden and his associates. As I explained, they sought to infiltrate Planned Parenthood affiliates and tried unsuccessfully to entrap Planned Parenthood physicians and staff for nearly three years. It is clear they acted fraudulently and unethically- and perhaps illegally. Yet it is Planned Parenthood, not Mr. Daleiden, that is currently subject to four separate congressional investigations. (OBS– Irony alert- baby killer says life is not fair!)
But in our case, four congressional committees have launched investigations into our conduct- and none are investigating the person behind this fraud- and we are also facing votes to defund our entire organization even though 99 percent of our health centers do not participate in tissue donations.