Alisyn Camerota, a CNN anchor of New Day, grilled the spokesperson and investigator for The Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden on Sunday. He is the man behind the Planned Parenthood videos and exposé. During the interview, Ms. Camerota played Devil’s Advocate or was deliberately playing the role of Planned Parenthood defender, but Daleiden answered every question without hesitation despite the seeming one-way bias.
The Center for Medical Progress has released four abridged videos and some full-length videos in which Planned Parenthood appears to be haggling over the price of selling harvested fetal tissue, organs, brains, et cetera. In the fourth video, the Planned Parenthood VP mentions the ‘delivered’ babies whose bodies are intact and implies they abort the lives of born-alive babies.
An intermediary partner of Planned Parenthood, StemExpress, also appears in some of the videos.
A judge in California put a temporary hold on the release of any videos involving StemExpress. Mr. Daleden explains what he believes is the reason for that.
In this interview, Mr. Daleidon deals with all the accusations against him. The New York Times, Planned Parenthood, the White House, et al claim it’s a hoax and the tapes are “heavily edited.” He responded to those questions.
The one clear fact is that the people connected to Planned Parenthood and StemExpress sounded cold and calculating by most peoples’ standards. If people heard them talking about a cat that way they’d go ballistic.
It’s important to mention that this episode does not present an existential threat to abortion. Abortion rights are outlined in our Constitution as a result of Roe v. Wade. Defunding Planned Parenthood will not limit a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion. It will remove the profit motive and the forced payments by taxpayers who are opposed.
If you go to 04:14 on the mark, that is the point at which Mr. Daleidon explains that the video StemExpress wants to be suppressed is the one of a meeting with their top leadership in which they admit they “sometimes get fully intact infants shipped to their clinics”. Mr. Daleiden says “that could be prima facie evidence of born-alive infants”. He said that’s the video they want to be suppressed and they’re “very scared of it.”
It’s hard to know how Planned Parenthood gets out of this without lying but that remains to be seen.