The following comes from a Sept. 15 email from Operation Rescue.
Today the Center for Medical Progress released Episode 4 of the Human Capital documentary web series, and the 10th video so far in the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal.
The video focuses on conversations with a number of Planned Parenthood executives who discuss the matter to “remuneration,” or financial compensation, for aborted baby tissue.
A “Go for it!” message is clearly conveyed by Deb VanDerhei, national director of the Consortium of Abortion Providers, which is a committee within Planned Parenthood Federation of America. However, throughout her conversations, fear of “New York Times headlines” and Congressional hearings tempered her language related to the selling baby parts.
“Headlines would be a disaster,” said VanDerhei.
This concerns is expressed also by Carolyn Westhoff, senior medical advisor for Planned Parenthood, who incidentally guaranteed to a potential buyer that the tissue they provide – whether it be cardiac, eyes, spinal cords, or gonads – are fresh.
“Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue by doing this,” she said, speaking of selling fetal parts while swilling down a cocktail.
Watch the video by clicking here.
National Abortion Federation gets favorable ruling against Daleiden
The following comes from a Sept. 14 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation.
You probably have already read about the second major lawsuit attempting to prevent David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress from revealing the truth about the abortion industry’s grisly trade in human body parts.
The suit was brought in federal court by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) – and was based on the ridiculous argument that just telling the truth about NAF members would expose them to irreparable harm – mostly the harm of being called names on the internet.
Despite the thin rationale, the NAF’s suit received a favorable response from U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who issued a temporary restraining order that prohibited the CMP from publishing further videos showing NAF members.
He also ordered discovery – an easy way for the NAF to find out everything that the CMP has prepared against them.
Far from being rooted in concern for member safety, the NAF’s lawsuit is obviously an attempt to stifle criticism in a matter of public interest – which the wholesale slaughter of infants, followed by the systematic marketing of their body parts, clearly constitutes. In other words, it is a SLAPP suit. (“SLAPP” stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.)
Accordingly, on the CMP’s behalf, Life Legal and our allied attorneys filed an anti-SLAPP motion based on California statute. The pro-life side sought to stay discovery designed to serve the vicious private ends of the National Abortion Federation. But Judge Orrick rejected our motion.
We at Life Legal just filed an Emergency Writ with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – in order to stay the discovery that pro-aborts so desperately want to pursue!
We are confident that, in the long run, the merits of the NAF’s case will fail. The NAF may well know this, too. If discovery is not stayed, the NAF may reap all sorts of unearned rewards from their unprincipled frivolous lawsuit. Judge Orrick’s court will, in effect, allow the abortionists to spy on David and the Center for Medical Progress!