It looked like they were selling aborted body parts. But was it true?
It’s the secret “sting” video that shocked the world. While casually eating lunch and knocking back red wine, a Planned Parenthood executive talks of selling aborted body parts to undercover reporters. She speaks about how the best ways to remove a foetus is to keep certain organs intact and even talks price – from US$30 to $100 a “specimen”. It is shocking and confronting to say the least.
To say the subsequently released video makes Planned Parenthood look cruel, callous and well, criminal, is an understatement. However, there is a whole other side to this story, starting with who conducted the sting – the organisation’s political enemy, the academic-sounding Center for Medical Progress. A simple search reveals it is funded by Operation Rescue, an extremist religious and anti-choice organisation.