First came the expected outrage from Planned Parenthood itself and pressure on the media to curtail publicity. Now, a California court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the release of further videos.
Nonetheless, the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind the series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, today went ahead and released a fourth video. While the previous videos had been released a week apart on a Tuesday, this morning’s release — just two days after the last — suggests the group may be reacting to the court ruling and actively asserting its First Amendment right. To me, this may be a small bit of positive news in this evermore gruesome saga.
As Breitbart reports:
The latest video released today shows Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood talking to buyers from a fictitious company about how to avoid the appearance of violating federal law against selling fetal body parts that are the result of abortion. Ginde talks specifically about how to avoid getting caught.
“Because if you have someone in a really anti- state that’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught,” she says.Ginde talks about how she’s very confident that Planned Parenthood lawyers had worked out the details on how not to get caught. “We talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘we don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’ I’m confident that our legal will make sure that we are not put in that situation.” In a previous video Ginde is caught talking about the prices of intact body parts and, looking at the body of a child in a petri dish, concluded that the pieces sold separately would run to $200-$300.
In this new video there are more scenes in the pathology lab where Planned Parenthood personnel and picking through body parts in a petri dish. At one point there is a cracking sound and a medical assistant says it’s the cracking of the baby’s skull.
Dr. Ginde laughs and says, “It’s a baby.”
Referring to the value of an intact heart laying in the dish, a medical assistant is heard to say, “five stars.”
Looking for legs and finding them, the assistant announces, “Another boy.”
With this new video it will become increasingly difficult for Planned Parenthood to avoid the suspicion that they knew they were skating close to the line between legal and illegal. Ginde is caught talking about their concerns and how their legal team is working to help them avoid getting caught.
See it for yourself below, if you can stomach it:
Today’s new video comes just two days after a California court issued a temporary injunction barring further release of the undercover videos purportedly exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal practices. As the Washington Times reports:
The pro-life group behind a series of undercover Planned Parenthoodvideos 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.
According to Hugh Hewitt — attorney, legal professor and conservative talk show host — this is a rare move by a court, perhaps indicative of how far our present culture and system are willing to go to defend Planned Parenthood:
It’s a sad state in our nation when we have the media — and, now, our courts — bending over backwards to cover up such barbaric behavior. All while outrage over the killing of a lion — very sad indeed — gets full court press. I applaud the Center for Medical Progress for standing firm on its First Amendment rights in the face of such pressure on all sides. It is only through courageous actions such as these that we can fight to keep our precious freedoms!