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Planned Parenthood will stop taking payment for baby parts their defenders said they never sold

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By Doug Powers  •  October 13, 2015 11:57 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Ever since the Planned Parenthood videos started being released, how many of these kinds of defenses have you seen?

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Now Planned Parenthood has announced that they’re going to stop taking money for those baby parts their defenders said they never sold:

Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will no longer accept any sort of payment to cover the costs of those programs.

Anti-abortion activists who recently released a series of covertly filmed videos have contended that Planned Parenthood officials sought profits from their programs providing post-abortion fetal tissue to researchers. Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited and denied seeking any payments beyond legally permitted reimbursement of costs.

The new policy — forgoing even permissible reimbursement — was outlined in a letter sent Tuesday by Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, to Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.

“Planned Parenthood’s policies on fetal tissue donation already exceed the legal requirements,” Richards wrote. “Now we’re going even further in order to take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda.”

Shorter Cecile Richards attempting to cool off a PR disaster: Is THIS enough to prevent our public funding from being aborted? Hopefully the response from the public is “no.”

“We’re going to do that terrible thing for free instead of charge for it” isn’t really a moral/ethical step in the right direction.

**Written by Doug Powers

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