Judge lifts restraining order on Planned Parenthood videos; new one released immediately
The prior restraint censorship of videos taken by the Center for Medical Progress of StemExpress officials discussing the trafficking in baby parts has ended, as a judge who understands the First Amendment lifted a restraining order. In response, the CMP immediately released a short new video (embedded below). The Media Research Center reports:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled on Friday afternoon the Center for Medical Progress has First Amendment rights to release videos it covertly took of StemExpress executives talking about buying aborted baby tissue from Planed Parenthood. Almost immediately afterwards, CMP released a new video that among other thing showed the StemExpress CEO Joking about receiving entire dead babies from Planned Parenthood (over lunch).
The new release consists of bits and pieces of old videos, but with one new section:
The one new section featured Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress in a lunch meeting with undercover operatives posing as representatives of a biotech firm. Dyer is seen laughing about how StemExpress purchases fully intact aborted babies from Planned Parenthood. As she paid the check, Dyer is laughing about how shippers of the aborted babies should give a warning to lab workers to expect such a whole (intact) baby.
“Oh yeah, if you have intact cases — which we’ve done a lot — we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety,” she says.
“Tell the lab its coming,” she laughs about the intact unborn babies. “They don’t want to open the box and go ‘Oh my God!'” Dyer adds.
At least there is some recognition of the horror involved. Joking about it, while crass and offensive, reveals the internal discomfort even the trafficker feels.
The CMP may face trouble ahead, as StemExpress has the right to litigate over invasion of privacy. But at least the prior restraint has ended.