Somehow we knew it wasn’t over. For the last six months, as one video after another was released by the Center for Medical Progress featuring open restaurant conversations between actors posing to procure donated fetal tissue from suppliers, and officials from Planned Parenthood and other players in the abortion industry, the idea that Margaret Sanger’s pride and joy was going to just let it happen was not realistic.
On Thursday, the family planning behemoth filed suit in federal court against CMP for racketeering, unlawfully making the undercover videos, trespassing and more in federal court in San Francisco.
“Today, Planned Parenthood is going on the offense,” Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California said in a call with reporters.
David Daleiden, the CEO of CMP responded, “GAME ON!”
“I look forward to deposing all the CEOs, Medical Directors, and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby body parts racket,” he said.
Oh, that’s right. In any lawsuit, there’s this little thing called “discovery.” Wonder what’s going to surface in THOSE emails. From NewsMax:
In response, CMP said in a 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,” the center said.
As the ten videos were released, CMP assured a horrified public that they taped conversations within the legal framework of the states in which the conversations happened. With this lawsuit, they will be forced to defend that claim. The other charges are really much ado about Planned Parenthood as a whole being ticked off about being found out that they are a supplier of baby body parts to research institutions no matter what terminology is used and how the costs for the specific tissue were passed on to the client.
What was most disturbing, though, was the insinuation that the people actually performing abortions would alter the procedure in order to obtain intact organs, and cadavers, and that they discussed the matter so nonchalantly with potential customers.
No matter how this lawsuit pans out, in the end, CMP exposed some truly gruesome and abhorrent practices from the abortion industry that sickened the nation. When the discovery is done prior to any trial, it will be interesting to find out what else gets exposed.