When the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of their interactions with personnel in the biomedical industry – which exposed the practice of the abortion industry selling aborted baby parts – liberals were quick to ignore all the gruesome details and instead focus on the “criminal” aspect of how the information was obtained.
They wanted to act like there was nothing immoral at all at with what the abortion industry was doing in conjunction with biomedical firms. They wanted the “evil” Center for Medical Progress to pay for exposing the abortion industry the way they did. As it turned out, the charges against the CMP were dropped.
To prevent that from happening again, California just passed a bill – Assembly Bill (AB) 1671 – backed by Planned Parenthood that would criminalize these kinds of sting operations against health care providers. From CNS News:
The bill defines confidential communication as “any communication carried on in circumstances that reasonably indicate that any party to the communication desires it to be confined to the parties thereto.” It is already illegal in California to make recordings without the consent of all parties.
The chief legal counsel of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Beth Parker said in an interview with the LA Times: “After the video smear campaign last summer, we experienced a ninefold increase in violence against our providers and our health centers.”
She added: “With the Internet and the tremendous wildfire nature in which news can be spread now through social media, we need to have a crime against distribution by those in particular who did the illegal recording. A slap on the hand of a $2,500 fine isn’t sufficient.”
Coauthor of the bill State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson – a Democrat – said in introducing the legislation: “The nation is looking to California to take the lead on protecting access to care and to the doctors who provide that access. This measure will protect reproductive health doctors from violence and intimidation.”
This bill isn’t helping to protect anything except the business relationship between the abortion industry and biomedical firms who are willing to pay for various aborted baby parts. Remember from last summer StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer explaining how valuable an aborted baby’s brain is? And they’re difficult to transport, because “it’s insanely fragile.” Life Site News reported in August of last year:
Other videos featured StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer, but their release was blocked by a temporary restraining order – until now.[…]
One of the things discussed is how difficult brain matter is to ship:
“As you probably know, one of the issues with neural tissue, it’s so fragile. It’s insanely fragile. And I don’t even know—I was gonna say, I know we get requests for neural, it’s the hardest thing in the world to ship.”
The potential buyer suggests sending an entire head, and Dyer concedes this is a good idea. However, there can be problems when the package is delivered: “They’ll open the box… ‘Oh God!’” According to her, “lab techs freak out and have meltdowns,” so it’s important to “tell the lab it’s coming.” When the buyer says to “make sure the eyes are closed,” Dyer laughingly agrees.
This isn’t the first revelation about StemExpress. In an earlier video, former StemExpress employee Holly O’Donnell recounted being told to cut into the head of an aborted baby whose heart was still beating.
Meanwhile, Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (the affiliate O’Donnell worked with) was caught admitting that children are sometimes delivered intact.
That’s what AB-1671 is all about. It has nothing to do with protecting women’s access to healthcare or protecting doctors and their patients. It has to do with protecting these trade deals. Remember, it’s for “science.” And the “children.”
California Governor Jerry Brown has 30 days to act on the legislation.
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