How proud is Planned Parenthood of its “fetal tissue” research involving body parts harvested from aborted babies? So proud that its organ procurement partner just asked a California court to ban the release of at least one video about its baby organ harvesting operations. And the court agreed.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued late Wednesday night a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. Under the terms of the order, the non-profit organization is banned from releasing video of a May lunch attended by three StemExpress officials, according to the Associated Press:
A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously released three covertly shot videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.
The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
In court filings requesting the temporary restraining order, StemExpress alleged multiple infractions by the Center for Medical Progress, including invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and unfair competition.
“Defendants are anti-abortion advocates,” StemExpress’s court complaint states. “In furtherance of their cause, Defendants have engaged in a public campaign against Planned Parenthood.”
“In the course of this campaign, Defendants have committed numerous illegal acts against StemExpress and its employees,” the complaint continues.
In the most recent video released by the Center for Medical Progress, a former StemExpress employee openly confessed to being physically sickened by the actions of StemExpress and Planned Parenthood.
“It’s basically a huge trafficking of fetal tissues,” Holly O’Donnell, the ex-employee, explained. “StemExpress is a company that hires procurement techs to draw blood and dissect dead fetuses and sell the parts to researchers.”
The Center for Medical Progress is rumored to have at least nine more videos that it plans to release.