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Group behind anti-abortion videos is something of a mystery

1 year 5 months 1 week ago August 12, 2015 Aug 12, 2015 Wednesday, August 12 2015 August 12, 2015 10:31 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Julia Horwitz

SACRAMENTO, CA - The organization whose hidden-camera videos set off a debate this summer over federal funding for Planned Parenthood calls itself the Center for Medical Progress.

But an Associated Press review of the group shows there is little to support the lofty sound of its title. The addresses it lists in its public filings are postal drops in Sacramento and Irvine. And it employs no scientists engaged in advancing medical treatments.

The people named as its top officers are longtime anti-abortion activists with a history of generating headlines. 

The group's videos have raised questions of whether Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood denies it.

The founder of the Center for Medical Progress describes it as a group of citizen journalists.

Image: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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