Earlier today, The House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena to the Center for Medical Progress for all of its unedited source footage related to its recent smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.
Statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President, Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“There’s a reason the extremists behind these attacks have refused to release any unedited source footage --- their baseless attacks depend on heavily-edited videos that are intended to deceive the public.
“The people behind this false and fraudulent attack on Planned Parenthood have refused to answer questions about their claims, refused to publicly produce any unedited source footage for any video they’ve released, and have said they will refuse to testify in legal proceedings, citing their Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves.
“If this group really thought they saw wrongdoing, they would have alerted authorities immediately and would have turned over all of their footage immediately. Instead, they have manipulated the media and possibly broken the law in order to advance their extreme political agenda.
“We've called for the full, untouched, unedited source video footage to be released, and we're glad the committee is asking for this as well, because it will only show how heavily edited and deceptive these videos are."
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
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September 15, 2015