Following the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to feature the discussion of the price of fetal tissue involving a Planned Parenthood employee, the organization’s president today said it has done nothing illegal and criticized those responsible for the videos.
“Planned Parenthood has broken no laws,” Cecile Richards, the president of the non-profit, said on “This Week.” “We have the highest standards. The care and health care and safety of our patients is our most important priority.”
The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released two videos showing Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, including possibly changing some aspects of the abortion process to preserve tissue samples. It is illegal to use a different method of abortion in order to facilitate tissue donation.