New Planned Parenthood video claims fetal parts were used without consent

The anti-abortion group targeting Planned Parenthood released a sixth video Wednesday — but this time included no secretly recorded footage.

The latest video from The Center for Medical Progress featured an interview with a former lab technician, whose company partnered with Planned Parenthood. The woman, who described herself as an “ex-procurement technician,” claimed that her co-workers sometimes did not seek a woman’s consent before obtaining aborted fetus tissue to be used for medical research.

{mosads}“There were times when they would just take what they wanted, and these mothers don’t know,” the former employee, Holly O’Donnell, said in the 10-minute video.

The anti-abortion group’s weeks-long campaign against Planned Parenthood has been defined by its secretly recorded footage, which included graphic images of the medical workers handling aborted fetus parts in Petri dishes.

To get the footage, members of The Center for Medical Progress posed as medical researcher buyers to attend meetings with abortion clinic officials. Planned Parenthood has strongly condemned the group’s actions, and denied any allegations of illegal activity.

Unlike the previous five videos, this video focused almost entirely on O’Donnell, who described herself as “very pro-life.”

While she called out a Planned Parenthood doctor, who she said “had a reputation for going viciously fast,” the video showed only a screenshot of his online bio. It also showed several women entering Planned Parenthood clinics, but did not show their faces.

The newest video raises questions about The Center for Medical Progress’s remaining weeks of its campaign against Planned Parenthood. Its founder, David Daleiden, has said he has hundreds of hours of footage, which could be released over the next 12 videos.

The group’s use of hidden cameras has prompted some abortion clinic officials to take legal action to temporarily halt the release of footage. Two have been successful in California, where the group is headquartered.


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