Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress, the anti-abortion group that leaked several “sting videos” that were later determined to be deceptively edited.
The health clinic alleges that CMP violated the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO Act) and committed wire fraud, mail fraud, invasion of privacy, illegal secret recording, and trespassing. The national Planned Parenthood offices and its California affiliates, whose employees were captured on camera, are filing the lawsuit.
The complaint alleges that CMP’s illegal actions lead to employees being harassed and threatened based on the doctored and illegally-obtained recordings. The November shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was allegedly inspired by soundbites in the recordings disseminated by pro-life groups.
“The is action is brought to expose the falsity and illegality of Defendants’ methods and to recover damages for the ongoing harm to Planned Parenthood emanating from the video smear campaign,” read the complaint.
The Center for Medical Progress still alleges that the videos prove Planned Parenthood has been illegally profiting from selling body parts from fetuses. Although Planned Parenthood claims the videos were doctored and a federal judge said they contained no evidence of wrongdoing, CMP President David Daleiden is ready to take on Planned Parenthood.
“I look forward to deposing all the CEOs, Medical Directors, and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby body parts racket,” said Daleiden.
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