This past weekend when asked about the Center Center For Medical Progress (CMP) videos showing that Planned Parenthood illegally sold parts of aborted babies, Nancy Pelosi insisted they were doctored even though she had never seen them. Perhaps now she will watch them because a forensic analysis by cybersecurity and forensic analysis company Coalfire Systems reports that the ONLY only edits in the videos consisted of bathroom breaks and time eating meals (perhaps Pelosi has a potty fetish and wants to see those parts?).
The ten videos in question show what looks like top Planned Parenthood officials illegally selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies. The video also shows the Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
Alliance Defending Freedom which paid for the analysis spoke to Fox News, saying:
“The Coalfire forensic analysis removes any doubt that the full length undercover videos released by Center for Medical Progress are authentic and have not been manipulated,” ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox said in a statement.
“Analysts scrutinized every second of video recorded during the investigation and released by CMP to date and found only bathroom breaks and other non-pertinent footage had been removed. Planned Parenthood can no longer hide behind a smokescreen of false accusations and should now answer for what appear to be the very real crimes revealed by the CMP investigation.”
“American taxpayer money should be redirected to fund local community health centers and not subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business,” Kerri Kupec, legal communications director for Alliance Defending Freedom said in a statement.
“Planned Parenthood is an organization that cares about one thing: making a profit at the expense of women’s health,” she added. “The investigative videos, whose authenticity was confirmed by the report, show that Planned Parenthood is an abortion-machine whose top executives and doctors haggle and joke about the harvesting and selling of baby body parts. Women deserve far better.”
Planned Parenthood had previously hired a firm to defend the group its report was leaked to Politico who per the Weekly Standard provided a totally biased analysis.
If you want a good idea of how much water the media is willing to carry for Planned Parenthood, go ahead and check out this Politico story. It seems Planned Parenthood commissioned a “forensic report” to analyze the undercover videos that have got the organization in trouble for harvesting and selling fetal organs, and leaked it to Politico. This is an obvious PR move and should be a non-story but naturally, headline at Politico is “Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated.” But despite that favorable headline, the results of the study — which given the circumstances that brought it about — seem somewhat mixed [emphasis added]:
A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood has found that the sting videos targeting its tissue donation practices contain intentionally deceptive edits, missing footage and inaccurately transcribed conversations. But there is no evidence that the anti-abortion group behind the attack made up dialogue.
But the firm also wrote that it is impossible to characterize the extent to which the edits and cuts distort the meaning of the conversations depicted and that there was no “widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.”
Additionally per the Weekly Standard, the Planned Parenthood analysis was conducted by Fusion GPS a Democratic Party opposition research firm. The Alliance Defending Freedom analysis was conducted by Coalfire Systems, an internationally recognized independent cyber security firm.