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Second Planned Parenthood video surfaces showing alleged selling of fetal tissue


EUGENE SCOTT

Source:
CNN
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
7/21/2015

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ABSTRACTSecond Planned Parenthood video surfaces - CNNPolitics.com Breaking News CNN Toggle Search Search 2016 Washington Nation World Our Team CNN.com Second Planned Parenthood video surfaces showing alleged selling of fetal tissue By Eugene Scott , CNN Updated 12:54 PM ET, Tue July 21, 2015 JUST WATCHED Video puts Planned Parenthood on defense Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Video puts Planned Parenthood on defense 02:35 Washington (CNN) An anti-abortion group says a second under cover video proves that Planned Parenthood is selling the body parts of aborted fetuses, a practice that is illegal and that the group denies doing. The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, released both edited and unedited videos last week of a Planned Parenthood executive discussing money related to aborted fetus organs and tissues. A second edited video surfaced Tuesday featuring Mary Gatter, president of the group's medical director council, discussing money with an actor posing as a representative from a biotech company. The group later posted what they said was an unedited version to YouTube. "Let me just figure out what others are getting," Gatter said, "and if this is in the ballpark, then it's fine, if it's still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini." Gatter tells the actor that she would have a discussion with the surgeon about performing the abortion in a way that best preserves the organs and other body parts. Planned Parenthood said Tuesday they could not confirm the authenticity of the second video, said Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood vice president of Communications. "Nobody can tell exactly what was discussed because of the extremely heavy editing, the agenda of the activists who produced it, and the fact that the original footage has not been made available," the statement said. "What we see on this tape is a woman who says "we're not in it for the money," and that any money must be related to reimbursement for costs." New York University bioethicist Art Caplan previously told CNN altering the abortion procedure in a way to preserved body parts is against medical ethics. RELATED: How fetal tissue is used for medicine "In abortion the primary goal is to give the safest abortion possible," he said. "Your sole concern has to be the mother and her health." In a previous statement after the first video's release, Planned Parenthood denied that they sell organs. Officials said money was discussed in relation to transportation costs for donating organs. "I want to be really clear: The allegation that Planned Paren.......