Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: Planned Parenthood videos aren’t deceptive, Texas can defund

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just handed a victory to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and the state of Texas. The court’s ruling, issued late Thursday, means that Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission can defund Planned Parenthood as it attempted to do in 2016, barring it from receiving state Medicaid funding. The state appealed a judge’s decision to block it from defunding the abortion giant, and that appeal went in the state’s favor. CMP noted, “The Court ruled that Texas may strip Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer subsidies, finding that Planned Parenthood uses criminal partial-birth abortions to sell baby parts.” The court’s decision also stated unequivocally that The Center for Medical Progress’s undercover Planned Parenthood videos were not deceptively edited but had been forensically validated.

Texas based its decision to defund Planned Parenthood on CMP’s undercover videos filmed inside the abortion corporation’s affiliates, showing the harvesting and apparent trafficking of aborted fetal body parts. One of the incriminating videos was shot inside Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas, where a Planned Parenthood employee explained that making it look like they didn’t profit from fetal tissue was “just a matter of line items.” Another video featured abortionist Amna Dermish of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas discussing how she more effectively harvests fetal body parts during abortions.

CMP’s David Daleiden has been dragged into court multiple times in efforts to prosecute him along with his colleague Sandra Merritt, and to keep some of the reportedly most damning videos from ever seeing the light of day. The Fifth Circuit’s ruling confirms that these videos — contrary to Planned Parenthood’s talking points from the beginning — were not deceptively edited, but were authenticated by forensic analyses. Despite this, Planned Parenthood’s public relations machine and the complicit media have continued to claim CMP’s videos were “debunked,” “doctored,” and “heavily/deceptively edited.” Planned Parenthood even tweeted that they were “faked criminal videos.” However, for years, CMP has had full footage of the videos on its YouTube page for comparison — a fact conveniently ignored by the mainstream media.

READ: Blackburn: Whistleblowers are providing information on fetal tissue trafficking

National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis stated in her tweet, below, “The court noted that the undercover Planned Parenthood videos underwent forensic review and weren’t ‘deceptively edited.’ This torpedoes a central PP talking point.” DeSanctis added that according to the court, “Planned Parenthood executives had admitted to illegally altering abortion procedures and circumventing the federal partial-birth abortion ban to obtain intact fetuses to sell for greater profit.”

This week, Daleiden spoke at the 2019 March for Life conference. Life Site News reports that he noted CMP’s plan “to release a new special report next week with never before seen documentation and primary source information about Planned Parenthood’s practice of partial birth abortion that still persists over 12 years after the Supreme Court confirmed it was illegal.”

READ: “That’s where we get our tissue” – Fetal body parts trafficker fears efforts to stop abortion

Even in announcing the news from the Fifth Circuit, it seems that the abortion-supportive media are still insistent upon calling the forensically analyzed video footage “misleading” — even making it sound as if a single undercover Planned Parenthood video exists. While the case in Texas deals with CMP’s investigations in that state, CMP has released multiple undercover videos from various Planned Parenthood facilities (and conferences) across the country, which can be viewed here.

According to a statement from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the decision to remove Planned Parenthood from Texas’ Medicaid program was “for the video footage of actions that ‘violate generally accepted medical standards,’ and for making false statements to law enforcement.” He added, “Though Planned Parenthood is still under investigation, it receives around $3.1 million a year in Texas Medicaid funding.”

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