On Friday, October 9, FCDF filed an emergency writto the California Court of Appeals on behalf of The Center for Medical Progress in the lawsuit brought against them by StemExpress, LLC – Planned Parenthood’s baby parts broker. In August, FCDF filed a motion which granted CMP a stay on all discovery in the case.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Finally Testifies Before Congress
This week, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards finally testified before Congress to address the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress which revealed that Planned Parenthood’s profiteering through the selling of the bodies of aborted babies. Ms. Richards made several claims – many of which were misleading at best.
This past week Pope Francis made a historic visit to the United States. During that visit, Pope Francis showed his steadfast support for religious liberty in all of his public communications. In one of his speeches Pope Francis said
Recently, our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom started a campaign to show support for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. In ADF’s words:
On Tuesday, September 15, the Center for Medical Progress released the fourth episode in their ongoing documentary web series, Human Capital. In the twelve minute episode, CMP investigators again meet Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who introduces them to Dr. Deborah VanDerhei, the National Director of the Consortium of Abortion Providers, an influential committee within Planned Parenthood that drives abortion policy.
Despite our victory in defeating StemExpress’s requested injunction, the legal fight over the Planned Parenthood videos is continuing. Yesterday, September 8, 2015, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed its opposition with exhibits to StemExpress’s third request for discovery