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Elspeth
07-24-2015, 07:42 PM
The next footage may be a baby’s dissection, Planned Parenthood’s lawyer admits
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-next-footage-may-be-a-babys-dissection-planned-parenthoods-lawyer-admit

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Planned Parenthood's legal counsel has responded to a Congressional investigation by hinting that future undercover footage may include the dissection and harvesting of an aborted baby.

The doctor caught discussing organ sales over wine and salad will also not be made available for testimony as requested, the letter, addressed by Planned Parenthood's Senior Counsel for Law and Policy, Roger K. Evans, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, adds.

Stone writes that, after the Center for Medical Progress released two videos following a 30-month-long investigation, the nation's largest abortion provider is "deeply concerned about the infiltration of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates."...

SarasotaRepub
07-24-2015, 10:39 PM
The DUmmies will claim it's all "edited" and PhotoShoped. :rolleyes:

Elspeth
07-24-2015, 10:44 PM
The DUmmies will claim it's all "edited" and PhotoShoped. :rolleyes:

I'm guessing PP is prepared with all that right now.

Elspeth
07-24-2015, 11:01 PM
They're shooting the messenger, not the baby parts dealers.

AG Loretta Lynch Expresses Interest in Planned Parenthood Videos Following Dem Letter
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/23/ag-loretta-lynch-expresses-interest-in-planned-parenthood-videos-following-dem-letter/

At a press conference Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed to “review all the information” regarding the undercover sting videos of Planned Parenthood officials released by a pro-life group this week. This comes on the heels of a letter from four Democrat House members to Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting that they open an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress, the group that conducted the sting.

Via The Hill:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday her department is going to review all information surrounding the controversial videos of Planned Parenthood officials taken by an anti-abortion group.

“I’m aware of those matters generally from the media, and from some inquiries that have been made to the Department of Justice, and again at this point we’re going to review all the information and determine what steps, if any, to take at the appropriate time,” Lynch said when asked about the videos at a press conference…

A number of Republican senators also sent a letter to the DOJ requesting an investigation. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and ten others say Planned Parenthood may have violated laws that ban profiting off the sale of fetal organs.

It’s hard to imagine an Obama appointee engaging in any activity that would make things awkward for the left’s holiest sacrament, however. It seems much more likely that her focus will be on the troublesome Center for Medical Progress.

As Hot Air’s Allahpundit noted, “It’d be a perfect ending to this nightmare, which involves haggling over organs removed from babies’ crushed chest cavities, if the law came down hard on the side that exposed it rather than the one that’s responsible.”...

Elspeth
07-24-2015, 11:55 PM
HHS Rejects Planned Parenthood FOIA Request Because It’s ‘Not Newsworthy’
http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/23/hhs-rejects-planned-parenthood-foia-request-because-its-not-newsworthy/



Earlier this week, Mary Hasson broke the news here at the Federalist that federal funds went to Planned Parenthood’s salad-munching, wine-sipping, organ-harvesting Dr. Deborah Nucatola for advice on “healthy baby” births.

Hasson requested all communications and documents relevant to any payments to or compensation of fees, consultant fees, reimbursements, etc. to Deborah Nucatola, MD, a Planned Parenthood employee. And she requested that the documents be sent as soon as possible.

The Freedom of Information Act requires the federal government to be transparent, but successfully receiving information from the Obama Administration has gone so poorly — even more poorly than previous administrations — that many media outlets have resorted to suing the federal government to get them to respond to FOIA requests.

In March it was announced that the Obama administration had set new records for censoring information, outright denying access to information, and length of time to fulfill requests. They also, “refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy,” according to the Associated Press.

Since FOIA requests can routinely take years to fulfill, if they’re ever filled, Hasson requested that the Health and Human Services FOIA office expedite her request. She wrote:

“The public has a right to know of any federal monies going to Dr. Nucatola in light of the video, released by the Center for Medical Progress, that includes remarks by Dr. Nucatola that raise questions about whether federal laws may have been violated regarding patients’ informed consent for fetal tissue, and conflict of interest. Expedited processing required because of planned or pending Congressional hearings and the public’s demand for transparency on this issue.”

You’ll never guess what happened next.

HHS denied her request for expedited information on the compensation and payments given to Nucatola. They claimed it didn’t fit the public’s “urgent” right to know:

“Further, in order to meet second prong of the compelling need standard, the requested information must be the type of information that has a particular value that will be lost if not disseminated quickly, and ordinarily refers to a breaking news story of general public interest.”

HHS is arguing that the Planned Parenthood scandal, the very same one that has Planned Parenthood honcho Cecile Richards panicking and running every public relations response in the book, is not a “breaking news story of general public interest!”

To be sure, while HHS denied Hasson’s expedited FOIA request, they could at some point in the years to come respond to Hasson’s simple information request. Or, then again, maybe not.