A video released by investigative journalists which purports to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing illegal abortion activities in gruesome terms, has been taken down by YouTube.
As ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported, the undercover video showed Planned Parenthood officials at a National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference discussing abortion in shocking, callous terms and also making reference to the illegal sale of fetal body parts.
One woman in the video even admits that performing abortions is violent, but approves of it all the same: “Given that we actually see the fetus the same way, and given that we might actually both agree that there’s violence in here. . . . Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing, let’s just give them all that,” Dr. Lisa Harris says in the video.
It didn’t take long for the video, which was filmed by David Daleiden and his colleagues at the Center for Medical Progress, to provoke strong reactions online, according to The Christian Post.
YouTube took the video down the same day it was posted, claiming that it violated their terms of service. Several pro-life media outlets were able to get ahold of the video before it was taken down, however, and reposted it to their sites.
David Daleiden and his CMP colleague Sandra Merritt are being charged with 15 felonies in the state of California for undertaking the undercover journalistic activities, despite being acquitted in Texas. For posting the most recent video, Daleiden now could face charges of contempt of sanctions because he was under an injunction not to release any additional footage.
Some have noted that it’s little wonder the NAF is so intent on going after Daleiden since the undercover videos present particularly incriminating evidence against Planned Parenthood.
Photo: Anti-abortion protestors gather at a demonstration outside a Planned Parenthood office on February 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Protests were held around the country calling on the government to defund Planned Parenthood.
Photo courtesy: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Publication date: May 30, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.