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Elspeth
01-15-2016, 03:20 AM
They're going to have a hard time proving fraud when their own people are talking about selling parts.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/planned-parenthood-sues-pro-life-undercover-video-group/

Thursday, Planned Parenthood filed suit against pro-life undercover video makers, Center for Medical Progress or CMP. CMP released a series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and managers from around the country haggling over the price of aborted baby parts.

Reuter’s reports:

The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco against anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress alleges conspiracy and fraud among other violations in connection with the recordings.

The videos, which were released in July, sparked widespread controversy by purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to negotiate prices for aborted fetal tissue.

Under federal law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited.

“This case is about a network of anti-abortion extremists and the laws they broke in order to spread lies and harm Planned Parenthood,” Dawn Laguens, vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said on a conference call.

No Planned Parenthood staff were involved in any wrongdoing, Laguens said, and the organization has not profited from its tissue donation programs.

“This entire smear campaign is a fraud built on illegal acts and a web of lies,” she said.

The Center for Medical Progress made the following statement:

Planned Parenthood is under investigation by the United States Congress and multiple law enforcement agencies, while their business is drying up and the public is turning against their barbaric abortion for baby parts trade. Now they are filing a frivolous lawsuit in retaliation for CMP’s First Amendment investigative journalism that has done nothing more than tell the truth about Planned Parenthood’s lawless operations. This last-ditch move of desperation is going to expose all of the sordid dealings of the California Planned Parenthood affiliates to the light of the legal system and the public will see them for the corrupt abortion and baby body parts profiteers that they really are.

In an email to Buzzfeed, David Daleiden of the CMP said, “Game on. I look forward to taking the depositions of all the Planned Parenthood CEOs who profited off of their business relationship with StemExpress.”

In December, and at the urging of Sen. Paul, Health and Human Services opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s use and sale of baby parts.

Elspeth
01-15-2016, 03:22 AM
4 Questions Planned Parenthood Still Can’t Answer
http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2016/01/4-questions-planned-parenthood-still-cant-answer/

1) How much money total did Planned Parenthood receive from StemExpress from 2010 to 2015?

2) Why is Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services talking about manipulating fetuses to breech position to get better organs?

3) Why did a Planned Parenthood Medical Director endorse a StemExpress advertisement for “financial profits” from fetal tissue donation if Planned Parenthood does not support profiting from fetal tissue?

4) Since the President of the Medical Directors’ Council said “we didn’t really have to do anything” when letting Novogenix Laboratories, LLC harvest fetal tissue, why did Novogenix pay Planned Parenthood?

SVPete
01-15-2016, 08:39 AM
4 Questions Planned Parenthood Still Can’t Answer
http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2016/01/4-questions-planned-parenthood-still-cant-answer/

1) How much money total did Planned Parenthood receive from StemExpress from 2010 to 2015?

2) Why is Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services talking about manipulating fetuses to breech position to get better organs?

3) Why did a Planned Parenthood Medical Director endorse a StemExpress advertisement for “financial profits” from fetal tissue donation if Planned Parenthood does not support profiting from fetal tissue?

4) Since the President of the Medical Directors’ Council said “we didn’t really have to do anything” when letting Novogenix Laboratories, LLC harvest fetal tissue, why did Novogenix pay Planned Parenthood?

PP is attempting to wage Lawfare against the CMP. I don't think PP understands the nature of their opponent: there are several significant and experienced legal groups who would love to represent CMP pro bono; the people in CMP are willing to have their lives trashed for a chance to expose what PP really is. PP also doesn't understand the process they've set in motion, especially discovery. PP has vastly more they need to hide, documents and communications relative and specific about their ghoulery.

On their side, CMP has already had a forensic group examine all the footage that went into one of their sting videos, and the forensic group concluded that there were no omissions more significant than bathroom breaks and visits to Subway or Dunkin' Donuts. This lawsuit will bring that investigation into court as sworn testimony and evidence, and CMP may have had (or will do, to answer this lawsuit) more such raw footage forensic examinations not yet made public. IOW, PP's lawsuit will almost certainly explode their whole "highly edited videos" narrative. Whether in suits alleging libel/slander or fraud, showing that what one has said and done is an absolute defense, in the US at least.

Elspeth
01-15-2016, 09:04 PM
I'm hoping you're right. My fear is that PP will play so dirty that even if CMP wins, they will lose.

SarasotaRepub
01-15-2016, 10:26 PM
Will PP get Bill Clinton as a lawyer??? :confused:

Apocalypse
01-16-2016, 01:13 AM
Fraud charges depends on how they want to proceed. They could claim that the fraud came in by the groups mis-representing them selves as interested 'Investors' associated with a research company.

But this will blow up in their face unless they get a liberal judge friendly to their group.