The “manipulation” of undercover sting videos deem them unreliable for official inquiry, a panel of experts commissioned by Planned Parenthood testified Thursday before a congressional committee.
An analysis performed by a private firm enlisted by the abortion giant said that videos produced by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, allegedly illustrating the illegal harvesting and trafficking of baby body parts for profit, are incomplete and inaccurate.
“A thorough review of these videos in consultation with qualified experts found that they do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict,” the analysis performed by Washington DC-based research firm Fusion GPS said, according to the New York Times.
The reviewers claimed they were unable to determine “the extent to which C.M.P.s undisclosed edits and cuts distort the meaning of the encounters the videos purport to document.”
Therefore, “the manipulation of the videos does mean they have no evidentiary value in a legal context and cannot be relied upon for any official inquiries” the panel concluded, requesting that CMP release all videos in full for further review.
Since last month, the Center for Medical Progress has slowly released footage from a 30-month investigation documenting how Planned Parenthood profits from illegal sales of aborted baby body parts, in which undercover journalists posed as fetal organ buyers in order to ensnare clinic administrators with their own admissions.
Following the release of CMP’s first exposé video, of which there have been eight, Republican House Speaker John Boehner, as well as governors from several states, called for a federal investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood was running a harvested baby organ racket.
“When an organization monetizes an unborn child — and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video — we must all act,” the speaker said at the time.
The CMP maintains that “undisclosed edits and cuts” in the video were a result of “bathroom breaks and waiting periods” and do not change the nature of what was discussed at length with clinic administrators.
“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,” said CMP president David Daleiden. “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.”
CMP also took issue with experts’ claims that Planned Parenthood staffers in the video did not refer to fetal remains as “It’s a boy,” and “another boy,” in other words fully-gestated babies.
“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,’” Daleiden says.
“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 traffick 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.”