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September 1, 2015 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls on the Center for Medical Progress to Release Full and Unedited Footage of Planned Parenthood ‘Sting’ Videos


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September 1, 2015

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Today, Sasha Bruce, senior vice president at NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement urging the Center for Medical Progress to release the full, unedited video footage from their smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

“The Center for Medical Progress needs to stop lying and start telling the truth. The militant group behind the heavily edited, highly deceptive video campaign against Planned Parenthood has yet to release the raw, unedited source footage of their sting operation. Their fraudulent attempts to mislead the public have been reviewed and discredited by three separate teams of forensic experts.

“These deceitful videos expose the true agenda of these militant extremists, who purposefully distort the truth to advance the misinformation surrounding their campaign. But Americans are not fooled. Seven in ten Americans believe in protecting affordable access to abortion services from governmental overreach, which would place a politician between a woman and her doctor.

“Since the release of their first heavily edited video on July 14, Center for Medical Progress has continuously made misleading accusations while refusing to provide the public with the true, original recordings. NARAL Pro-Choice America calls on the Center for Medical Progress to quit playing this dangerous game with women’s health and to release the full, unedited source videos immediately.”

 

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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