The undercover videos that have sparked outrage among conservatives in Congress amount to an “an amazing invasion of privacy,” a Planned Parenthood official said to CBS News on Thursday.
“What you see on those video tapes, first and foremost, is somebody following the law,” Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens said on CBSN, referring to Planned Parenthood doctors shown on video discussing the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.
Referring to the conservatives who secretly filmed the doctors, Laguens added the video also shows “people who have been breaking the law in order to badger and stalk doctors and go into the most private and personal medical situations, try to present wrongdoing when there is none.”
The conservative group that released the videos, called the Center for Medical Progress, says it will release more footage. However, the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday issued a temporary injunction to bar the group from releasing footage specifically of the leaders of StemExpress, a company that works with Planned Parenthood to provide medical researchers with fetal tissue.