November 27, 2019

Planned Parenthood Asks Journalists to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements When they Attend Events

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Vice reporter Carter Sherman recently wrote about Planned Parenthood's requirement that event attendees sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), even if they are a member of the press.

In perhaps the most surprising case, Planned Parenthood organized a media happy hour that will take place today, but the abortion business still sent an email stating that each journalist would be required to sign an NDA first. These agreements would limit the ability of journalists to legally share what was said at the event, and therefore limit their ability to perform their job.

After stating that she would write an article about Planned Parenthood's use of NDAs, Planned Parenthood sent an email to all invited journalists stating that the email including the NDA was sent in error by a new employee.

Erica Sackin, senior director of communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America further responded to VICE in an email:
"Planned Parenthood is proud of the work we do to ensure that journalists and editors have access to the incredible staff, patients, services, and education that we provide. We pride ourselves on our transparency, and our support for freedom of the press as a pillar of our democracy.”
No doubt Planned Parenthood started this practice in response to undercover journalists like David Daleiden, who exposed the organization's practice of selling a child's body parts after aborting them.

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