Why does Stem Express want to keep the undercover video shot by the Center for Medical Progress under wraps? David Daleiden, CMP’s project leader, tells CNN that the conversation included an admission that they “sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics that they work with.” Daleiden notes, “That could be prima facie evidence of born-alive infants” — and a potential series of violations of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA), passed into law in 2002. And that’s why “they’re very scared of it,” Daleiden says … right before the interviewer changes the subject:
Daleiden says that another eight to ten videos are still in the can, even apart from the one momentarily stalled by a Los Angeles court about Stem Express:
David Daleiden, head of Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion nonprofit that so far has released four heavily edited videos targeting Planned Parenthood, told CNN’s “New Day” that he wanted to expose the practices of the influential organization that receives $500 million in federal tax dollars.
“When people are using illegal abortion procedures, that’s something that most people find barbaric and that’s something that most people don’t want funded by their taxpayer dollars,” Daleiden said. …
StemExpress is a California-based company that provides organs and tissue to researchers and Planned Parenthood provides fetal issue to the company.
“We’ve got anywhere from 8 to 10 more videos — the exact number could vary, but I predict a dozen give or take when everything is said and done,” he said.
CNN’s coverage of this interview oddly omits what should be most interesting about it — what’s in the video that Stem Express wants suppressed. That’s actual news, as opposed to most of this interview, which consists of the interviewer repeating Planned Parenthood’s defenses and demanding to know what Daleiden’s motives are. Yet the web article never even mentions the word “intact” or the possibility that Planned Parenthood may be serially violating BAIPA. If Stem Express doesn’t want that information to be publicly known, wouldn’t a news organization take some interest in that?
For a little more insight into the practices of Planned Parenthood, our good friend Steven Crowder interviewed Abby Johnson, a former PP “products of conception” manager who has become a pro-life activist.
– The “up-sell”. Where PP employees were encouraged to try and tack on additional services to an already in-process abortion. Like used car salesman.
– The actual percentage of annual PP funding that comes from abortions vs “women’s health care”. HINT: it’s mostly abortions.
– The ultrasound that converted her from a pro-abortion employee to a pro-life activist.
Be sure to watch it all.
Update: Good luck with this, National Abortion Federation:
The National Abortion Federation is asking a California court to block the release of secretly recorded footage that anti-abortion activists could use in their campaign against Planned Parenthood.
The organization – which represents abortion providers nationwide, including those at Planned Parenthood clinics – filed suit Friday for a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, which it said deceptively attended meetings where highly sensitive topics were discussed. …
Vicki Saporta, the association’s president, said she wanted to prevent more members from being included in the videos, which she said have already led to death threats online.
Very few courts would approve such a broad prior restraint, especially for speech that isn’t threatening or inciteful on its own, and no appellate courts would sustain it. This is a stunt suit.