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Planned Parenthood Must Explain Fetal Tissue Payments

Jan. 25, 2019, 3:42 PM

The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress scored a partial win against Planned Parenthood in a dispute over how much money it receives through its fetal tissue research donation program.

Four affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America answered “no” to an interrogatory asking them to admit they were paid more than federal law allows for facilitating donations of fetal tissue. But they didn’t explain that response.

Without an explanation, the CMP had no way to understand the denial, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Jan. 24. It ordered the affiliates to add to ...