Undercover video of Planned Parenthood proves nothing

Undercover video of Planned Parenthood proves nothing

[Ed. – A critique from someone who is an expert on ‘nothing’.]

The conservative media is a-flutter thinking they have a “gotcha” against Planned Parenthood: a video supposedly exposing the organization for “selling” fetal body parts, which is against the law. The video, created by a group called the Center for Medical Progress but distributed and promoted by Live Action, shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services Deborah Nucatola at a lunch meeting with people who apparently pretended to be medical research organizers seeking donated fetal tissue. But of course, Nucatola’s actually dining with conservative operatives running one of the many “stings” that Live Action is built on promoting. (The organization has also attempted to scare people about Planned Parenthood’s acceptance of patients who practice BDSM and to portray sex-selective abortion as common when it is not.) But this isn’t evidence of wrongdoing. It’s another masterful piece of propaganda.

The video purports to reveal that Planned Parenthood is violating both the ban on a certain late-term abortion procedure called a D&X and the law forbidding the sale of fetal tissue. But there is no evidence from the video of either claim.

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