August 24, 2023

Planned Parenthood Admits CMP Undercover Videos are True in Supreme Court Filing

In a filing before the Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood admitted that Planned Parenthood employees negotiated the harvesting and sale of aborted fetal body parts.

The pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) was sued by Planned Parenthood in 2015 after it released undercover footage showing various Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting and sale of body parts harvested from aborted children.

Lower courts did not apply any First Amendment protections to the case, awarding nearly $16 million to Planned Parenthood after CMP exposed its criminal actions. CMP appealed this case to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to remedy this.

Planned Parenthood's August 22 filing admits that Planned Parenthood executives "spoke the words recorded in the videos." The filing argues that CMP's undercover methods justify the lower court rulings; regardless of whether the videos are protected by the First Amendment.

This is the first time that Planned Parenthood has admitted the authenticity of CMP's work before the Supreme Court.