On Thursday, opponents of Planned Parenthood released another video, the fourth in a series of undercover videos.
This time the video has a recording of a doctor who is discussing ways to avoid the perception of selling fetal parts across state lines.
The video’s release follows a California judge’s action to banning the Center for Medical Progress from releasing more video of the conversations it had with tissue procurement business in California. The judge’s order was the first legal response to the sting operation.
CMP released a statement saying it would contest every attempt from Planned Parenthood as well as their allies to silence First Amendment rights and to suppress needed investigative journalism
The latest video shows a talk between a person identified as Savita Ginde, the Rocky Mountains Planned Parenthood medical director, and people who were posing as purchasers of tissue.
Ginde says it is important to avoid an appearance of any impropriety and says a potential contract on the fetal tissue following an abortion needed to be displayed in the vein of research and not that of a business venture.
Ginde added that, because if someone in an anti-state is doing this for you, he or she is likely going to be caught. She also said on the video that she had already spoken to the lawyer from the organization about ways to avoid that kind of situation.
The doctor added that they had talked to the lawyer from the start, as they did not want to be called out on selling the fetal parts across states.
As posted, this latest video makes it very clear that Ginde had a big concern about a perception of any impropriety.
The Center said the videos show that Planned Parenthood has attempted to make money through the sale of fetal tissue as well as organs from abortions.
Rocky Mountains Planned Parenthood president Vicki Cowart said the accusations made in the video are not true. Planned Parenthood insists the videos have been edited heavily and lack important context.
The organization has maintained that it has not done anything illegal and pays for just the cost of handling and shipping of tissue that is donated with the consent of the patient.