Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is suing the group responsible for videos accusing the organization of profiting from selling fetal tissue.  The suit was filed today in federal court in San Francisco against the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group. 

According to The Hill, Planned Parenthood alleged that the Center for Medical Progress broke federal and state laws when they secretly recorded conversations with Planned Parenthood officials. 

The center was quick in its response, calling Planned Parenthood's lawsuit "frivolous."  The videos, released last July, reportedly show Planned Parenthood officials trying to negotiate prices for fetal tissue from abortions.  Federal law permits donated human tissue to be used in research, but not profiting from the sale of the same.  Planned Parenthood denies any wrongdoing and says it was the victim of a smear campaign.  

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