Planned Parenthood Drops Fetal Tissue Payment
Planned Parenthood announces that it will no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue used for research. The move is aimed at suppressing controversy sparked by the release of edited, undercover videos by an anti-abortion group this summer. The videos showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue sales. Conservatives accused Planned Parenthood of selling the tissue for profit, which is illegal. The group says all payments were merely reimbursement for procedure costs, which is legal, but that the practice will be discontinued.