Planned Parenthood hosted a conference call Thursday afternoon to announce some breaking news on how it plans to respond to the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover investigation that exposed them negotiating the sale of fetal body parts. They are going to sue.
“Today, Planned Parenthood is going on the offense,” Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California said in a call with reporters.
CMP Founder David Daleiden reacted to the news with no sign of the fear Planned Parenthood was likely hoping for:
"Game on,” Daleiden said. “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."
"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."
Daleiden is supported by pro-life members of Congress. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) released a statement today in which she deduced Planned Parenthood’s latest move as nothing more than desperation:
“They are confronted with a horrific truth they cannot defend, so they seek a victory in the courts instead. It won’t work. Thanks to the courageous efforts of the Center for Medical Progress, a veil was lifted and the American people were able to see Planned Parenthood’s callous disrespect for life with their own eyes.”
The CMP’s shocking undercover footage of Planned Parenthood employees laughing about how they’re going to profit off of aborted baby parts proved that the abortion giant can no longer dare to say it is a “women’s rights” organization. The scandal even brought Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to Capitol Hill to try to defend her organization’s practices. She couldn’t.
I think Planned Parenthood has finally met its match.