Planned Parenthood Crisis PR Firm Tells Media Not to Show Undercover Videos

Says videos violate patient privacy

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A crisis public relations firm retained by Planned Parenthood in the wake of an undercover investigation into the organization's sale of aborted babies’ organs has requested media not share videos from the investigation.

An email reportedly circulated to producers and reporters by SKDKnickerbocker claimed the videos violate patients' privacy.

"The extremists who entered Planned Parenthood labs under false pretenses violated research protocol, and, worse, violated the privacy of patients involved," the SKDKnickerbocker email obtained by Politico said. "Those patients’ privacy should not be further violated by having this footage shared by the media."

The email comes as a third undercover video showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over price as they sift through fetal remains was released on Tuesday and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced he would schedule a vote on defunding the organization.