Planned Parenthood Paid Political Ally Under False Guise of Impartiality to Find Fault with CMP Videos


By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – There is an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” That adage held true in the recent disclosure by Planned Parenthood that they hired the radical leftist firm, Fusion GPS, to produce an analysis of incriminating videos released by the Center for Medical Progress favorable to Planned Parenthood.

“There’s no doubt that Planned Parenthood got what they paid for, which was an ‘analysis’ that could be used by their supporters in the main stream media as fodder for a propaganda campaign against the Center for Medical Progress,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. Newman also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress.

That report was prominently referred to in an 11-page letter sent yesterday by Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards to Congressional leadership.

A close reading of that letter actually verifies allegations made by the Center for Medical Progress while the Fusion GPS reports admits that there was no audio alterations in the videos.

“The Planned Parenthood executives featured in the videos say what they say and Planned Parenthood can try to spin it all they want, but the truth remains that Planned Parenthood received financial consideration for human fetal remains – and sometimes intact fetuses – and did in fact alter abortion procedures to ensure organs or bodies would be suitable for sale. These acts are crimes for which Planned Parenthood officials should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Newman.

Fusion GPS is a Democratic opposition research firm that, according to the Weekly Standard, “has a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors, possibly on behalf of the Obama campaign. In fact, Fusion GPS admitted in its “report” that it “conducted preliminary research into the CMP organization and its personnel.”

“In reality, Fusion GPS is nothing more than a lackey for the pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood Democratic party that was hired to dig up the dirt on the CMP and its members and make their new boss, Planned Parenthood look good,” said Newman. “They have more credibility issues than Hillary Clinton!”

More about Fusion GPS and its shady background is available here from

David Daleiden, head of the Center for Medical Policy issued a formal statement regarding what he has called Fusion GPS’s “failed ‘analysis’” of the undercover videos.

Planned Parenthood’s desperate, 11th-hour attempt to pay their hand-picked “experts” to distract from the crimes documented on video is a complete failure. The absence of bathroom breaks and waiting periods between meetings does not change the hours of dialogue with top-level Planned Parenthood executives eager to manipulate abortion procedures to get high-quality baby parts for financially profitable sale. While even Planned Parenthood’s “experts” found “no evidence of audio manipulation” in the recordings, it is telling that Planned Parenthood is trying so hard to pretend that their staff did not refer to a dismembered fetus as “a baby” and “another boy.” Planned Parenthood’s abortion providers are far more honest about the brutal reality of their work than the paid political consultants at the national office. If Planned Parenthood really wants to disprove the now-overwhelming body of evidence that their affiliates traffic in baby body parts, they should release their fetal tissue contracts with the for-profit company StemExpress for law enforcement, Congress, and all the world to see.

As for the Richards letter to Congressional leadership, it bears a certain tone of desperation that also has serious credibility issues. Her claim that just 1% of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates are involved with “fetal tissue research” is misleading.

Since the first CMP video was released in July, many of the Planned Parenthood affiliates have either halted participation in the selling of fetal remains or had procurement contracts terminated by StemExpress, a biotech tissue procurement company featured in the most recent CMP video. Prior to the release of the video series, Planned Parenthood participation was much larger and growing.

Daleiden released the following statement regarding Richard’s letter:

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards makes two key admissions today in Planned Parenthood’s letter to Congress: that Planned Parenthood gets paid $60 per baby body part harvested, and that Planned Parenthood doctors alter their abortion procedures to get higher-quality body parts. Both of these admissions speak to Planned Parenthood’s financial benefit and profit motive for supplying fetal tissue, and both are the points CMP’s videos have documented and illustrated from the very beginning. When a Tissue Procurement Organization handles all dissection, packaging, and shipping of fetal organs, and all Planned Parenthood does is spend 10 minutes consenting a patient, the $60 per body part harvested quickly adds up to illegal baby parts profit for Planned Parenthood. And when a Planned Parenthood doctor manipulates the abortion to get higher-quality baby parts, they are prizing Planned Parenthood’s financial interests ahead of women’s health.

“It’s obvious that Planned Parenthood officials will say anything and twist anything at this point to stay out of jail. Their denials are just like those of every other criminal that claims innocence to save themselves from prison sentences,” said Newman. “The videos portray an accurate picture of Planned Parenthood’s greedy and illegal involvement in the selling of human fetal remains as well as the dangerous exploitation of women by altering their procedures in order to make an extra buck. We continue to call for criminal prosecutions in very jurisdiction where Planned Parenthood was involved in this illicit activity.”

View all of the CMP video releases, today’s release of full footage from the meeting with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer.
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Operation Rescue’s Investigative Tactics Make National News Twice This Week


Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue’s investigative work has been featured this week in the Washington Post and on NPR in two reports written by Pro Publica reporter Charles Ornstein.

The Washington Post story, published on August 26, featured our work obtaining public records, including 911 calls, and using the information to file complaints against abortionists who are injuring women and breaking the law.

Read the Washington Post story here.

The NPR story, published August 27, features our investigations involving inspections of abortion clinic trash that have revealed abortion clinic HIPAA violations and other abortion abuses.

Read the NPR story here.

“We are proud of our cutting edge work that has resulted in closed abortion clinics, the arrest of abortionists, license revocations, and served as the basis of new pro-life laws that are reducing abortion numbers and saving tens of thousands of babies each year,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Newman and his colleague, Cheryl Sullenger, who was featured in both articles, have authored a book, Abortion Free, that explains how to replicate Operation Rescue’s successful investigative tactics in order to make America abortion-free one community at a time.

Abortion Free is now available at, and from

Planned Parenthood Caught Failing to Report Egregious Case of Child Sex Abuse in Alabama

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Mobile, AL – A inspection report released on August 13, 2015, has revealed that a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Mobile, Alabama, twice failed to report suspected child sex abuse as required by law involving a 14-year old girl who received two abortions within a four-month span of time.

But what is disturbing is that the report was dated November 21, 2014, nine months ago, raising questions about why it took so long for the Alabama Department of Public Health to release this public record. The report contained no plan of correction usually found on reports this old. In fact, it is not known what sanctions — if any – were ever levied on the Planned Parenthood office, which is open for business and conducting abortions today.

The teenager, identified only as MR#16, first reported to the Planned Parenthood facility on April 9, 2014, seeking a medication abortion. It was determined that she was 14 and already had two living children.

There was no documentation in her medical record to indicate that anyone from Planned Parenthood could verify the signature of the adult that brought her for the abortion was indeed a parent or legal guardian.

Despite being seriously anemic with a hemoglobin count of 9.3 – too low for a medication abortion that induces heavy bleeding — she returned to the clinic on April 12 and was given drugs to induce an abortion. She received no management or consultation regarding her anemia.

Planned Parenthood’s Director of Patient Services verified to inspectors with the Alabama Department of Public Health that no report of suspected child sexual abuse was ever made.

If that was not bad enough, MR#16 returned to Planned Parenthood four months later on August 18, 2014, for counseling for yet another medication abortion.

As before, no one bothered to authenticate that the adult who brought her to Planned Parenthood was her parent or guardian. Still seriously anemic, which should have contraindicated medication abortion to the Planned Parenthood staff, she was again given drugs to induce an abortion then sent on her way.

Again, the inspectors verified with the Director of Patient Services that no report of suspected child sexual abuse made. The Director had no further information as to why this young woman was obviously sent back to her rapist for further abuse.

In fact, to this day, there remains uncertainty that anyone has even yet come to this young teen’s aid.

If a plan of correction was submitted, why wasn’t it released with the deficiency report as usual? Was the abuse ever reported? Is the young woman safe, or is she still in the clutches of her abuser? Was he ever arrested and charged?

“The fact that we currently have no answers to this questions is disturbing, at best. We hope that the ADPH reported this crime and that a full police investigation took place, but we simply do not know,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In the meantime, allowing Planned Parenthood to continue operating in Mobile is completely unacceptable because we know this behavior is chronic.”

Meanwhile, other deficiencies found in that same report indicate a facility with serious infection control issues. Surgical equipment was not properly sterilized between patients. Everyone from the abortionist down failed to wash their hands before or after donning sterilized gloves. The two times the abortionist was observed washing hands, it was for a grand total of six and seven seconds respectively.

In addition, medical records failed to report important facts, including the type of anesthesia used during abortions. That lack of information could have proved disastrous has any of them suffered complications.

Operation Rescue has confirmed that the Planned Parenthood in Mobile is currently only doing medication abortions even though it has long supplied surgical abortions at that location. Whether this change in services has anything to do with the non-reporting incident remains to be determined.

Planned Parenthood has been accused of failing to report child sex abused for years. Investigations into their despicable practice covering up for child rapists have been politically thwarted or simply never done.

In fact, Planned Parenthood’s Birmingham abortion clinic was caught in 2009 by the Alabama Department of Public Health also failing to report child sex abuse and conducting abortions on minor girls without the required parental consent. Promised investigations ended up going no where.

Both the Birmingham and Mobile abortion facilities belong to Planned Parenthood of the Southeast, Inc., which employs Tamar Middleton and Yashica Robinson-White as their abortionists.

“If an investigation into aiding and abetting child sex abuse is to be done, Planned Parenthood’s abortionists Middleton and Robinson-White are where it should start,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood appears to be breaking the law nine ways to Sunday, exploiting abused little girls and selling aborted baby remains. It’s time for those in authority to stop ignoring the evidence of criminal activity and bring those responsible to speedy justice.”