The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released its eighth video purporting to show five Planned Parenthood employees breaking federal laws. In the heavily-edited two-minute video, the five employees discuss the costs associated with transporting tissue (CMP claims that those discussions amount to the organization illegally profiting from the sale of “harvested” tissue), interspersed with testimony from Holly O’Donnell, a former employee of StemExpress, a biomedical research company. O’Donnell also appeared in an earlier video where she claimed that StemExpress employees were collecting samples without patient consent.
“There’s nothing on this extremely heavily edited video that hasn’t already been seen and discredited,” Planned Parenthood spokesperson Eric Ferrero told CNN. “There seems to be no limit to how far this group will go to deceive the public in order to pursue an extreme political agenda.” StemExpress has also denied CMP’s claims.
While the latest video is short, The Hill suggests that this video might signal another, longer video coming in the near future (particularly since CMP is calling it a “trailer”). At the request of StemExpress, a California judge granted a temporary restraining order that prevented CMP from releasing a video featuring StemExpress executives. That restraining order was lifted last night.