The company featured in undercover videos of Planned Parenthood has gone to court to block release of one of the videos. The man behind those videos says the company has good reason to be frightened of that video's contents.
The Center for Medical Progress has released four of a promised series of videos with Planned Parenthood executives and abortionists discussing abortions and harvesting organs and tissue from the aborted babies to sell.
One of the companies Planned Parenthood allegedly sells body parts to is StemExpress. An unnamed executive at StemExpress has obtained a temporary restraining order against release of a specific video in which Center spokesman David Daleiden interviewed top officials at StemExpress.
Daleiden described the video in an interview earlier today on CNN.
"StemExpress is trying to suppress a specific video recording of a meeting with their top leadership where their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics that they work with – and that could be prima facie evidence of born-alive infants," Daleiden stated. "So that's why they're trying to suppress that videotape – and they're very scared of it."
If that's true, the baby would die somehow, and organs and tissues would be harvested. A court hearing is set for late August.
House and Senate committees are already investigating the Planned Parenthood practices and 12 states are conducting similar probes.
The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on legislation defunding the abortion giant, which gets more than $500 million of taxpayer money annually. The measure (S.1881) is in response to the series of undercover videos released over the past several weeks by the Center for Medical Progress.
Judie Brown of American Life League spoke with OneNewsNow about this latest revelation. "That is primarily against the law," she says. "It is ghastly – and there's no way StemExpress can avoid prosecution if this ever came to light. That is why David Daleiden is under pressure by the courts ...."
The longtime pro-life leader couldn't be more pleased that Daleiden was able to get the word out. "I'm so happy that he was able to make it clear to CNN – not a pro-life news outlet, by the way – what kind of footage he has and why he's being constrained by the courts."
When asked how Daleiden's efforts have aided the pro-life cause, Brown responds: "Planned Parenthood and their cronies have broken so many laws, and thanks to David Daleiden's persistence we're learning all of these things bit by bit – and eventually we'll hear the whole story.
"But for anybody to think that the Congress can sit back and do nothing is just an abomination to me ... and yet I wouldn't be surprised if that's exactly what happens."
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