Latest video claims Planned Parenthood received up to $75 per ‘body part’

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The anti-abortion group targeting Planned Parenthood released its latest video on Tuesday, featuring a medical research company that touts its ability to make clinics profitable for donating fetal tissue.

The eighth video includes a secretly recorded interview with Cate Dyer, the CEO of a medical procurement company called StemExpress.

{mosads}While the new video includes fewer controversial statements and none of the graphic footage that has fueled outrage against Planned Parenthood, it claims the provider received $50 to $75 per fetal “part,” citing a former employee for the company.

The Center for Medical Progress also shows fliers in which the company touts its profitability and its partnerships with a Planned Parenthood clinic.

In a lunch meeting with anti-abortion activists posing as medical buyers, Dyer says she doesn’t know of any clinics that aren’t profitable and says she sees a demand of “50 livers per week.” Dyer is also heard describing the support she felt from Planned Parenthood officials, including its president Cecile Richards, for the tissue procurement program.

“Everyone at [Planned Parenthood], the affiliates — I just think you’re either in the cause or you’re not. And if you’re not in the cause, they don’t need you around,” Dyer said, with a bottle of wine visible at the table.

Stem Express has been a focal point in several previous videos, largely because anti-abortion activists have used extensive interview footage of a former employee.

Since the first video surfaced last month, Stem Express has ended its partnership with Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood has strongly denied any claims that it has profited from fetal tissue donation. In response to Tuesday’s release, the organization against condemened the group for its attempted “smear campaign” but argued the video is not about Planned Parenthood.

“The video released today includes no first-hand information about Planned Parenthood and provides no evidence to back up false and outrageous claims about Planned Parenthood. This isn’t a video about Planned Parenthood’s patients, services, or operations,” Eric Ferrero, a spokesman for Planned Parenthood, wrote in a statement.

– This post was updated at 12:57 p.m.


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