Planned Parenthood fails to convince anyone its web site was attacked, the resurrection of the mammogram falsehood, and mysterious media omissions.
Whether or not the story generates major media attention, the Center for Medical Progress’ expose of Planned Parenthood’s participation in the harvesting and sale of fetal organs continues to feature major updates. Here are 10 of them.
1) Injunction On Release Of Potential Upcoming Video
Late Wednesday, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, the pro-life group whose undercover journalism has produced three videos showing Planned Parenthood officials engaged in the practice of harvesting of organs from unborn children killed by abortions. Under the terms of the order, the non-profit organization is banned from releasing video of a May lunch attended by three StemExpress officials. The complaint alleges multiple infractions by the Center for Medical Progress, including invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and unfair competition.
The New York Times Supreme Court reporter suggested the injunction was not constitutional.
2) Crisis Communications Firm Helping Planned Parenthood
Politico reported that high-powered firm SKDKnickerbocker is helping Planned Parenthood manage its public relations crisis. It sent out a memo to journalists trying to keep them from reporting on the undercover videos, on the grounds they were obtained under false identification and violated patient privacy.
SKDKnickerbocker also ran Planned Parenthood’s campaign against the Komen Foundation when Komen tried to cut ties with the abortion provider. The firm also managed birth control activist Sandra Fluke’s media operation.
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