There have been 3 horrific videos released that expose the illegal sales of fetal body parts for profit on the part of Planned Parenthood staff and doctors. The Los Angeles Superior Court seems to be more concerned with stopping the footage from being aired, rather than stopping the disgraceful baby trade itself.
The pro-life group behind a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos accused the bioservice firm StemExpress late Wednesday of trying to “cover up this illegal baby parts trade” after the company obtained a court order blocking the release of footage.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary injunction Tuesday stopping the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video showing three officials from StemExpress, a company that transfers fetal tissue from abortions performed at Planned Parenthood and other clinics to medical researchers.
A company spokesman told the Associated Press that StemExpress is “grateful its rights have been vindicated in a court of law,” but the center said in a statement that the court threw out most of the company’s request.
StemExpress is “attempting to use meritless litigation to cover-up this illegal baby parts trade, suppress free speech, and silence the citizen press reporting on issues of burning concern to the American public,” said the CMP statement.
“They are not succeeding — their initial petition was rejected by the court, and their second petition was eviscerated to a narrow and contingent order about an alleged recording pending CMP’s opportunity to respond,” the group said. The court agreed to block the release of footage of StemExpress officials filmed secretly at a lunch in May until an Aug. 19 court hearing.
It is critical that these videos are circulated far and wide to expose the illegal and unethical behavior that is happening within the walls of Planned Parenthood, some of which are happening on the taxpayer dime. Planned Parenthood has gotten over $4 billion in state and federal government aid in the past decade, while doctors are apparently turning a profit under the table at the expense of aborted human babies. It’s sickening.
As upsetting as they are to watch, these videos need to be shown. And they need to be watched by all. It’s a free speech issue, and a pro-life issue.