Updated on August 4, 2015, at 5:54 p.m. ET
Planned Parenthood’s handling of fetal tissue for research is the subject of a fresh video released Tuesday by an anti-abortion group.
In the latest video, the fifth released by Irvine, California-based Center for Medical Progress, an official from Planned Parenthood discusses the procurement and cost of intact fetuses. The video, we should warn you, is graphic.
Planned Parenthood calls the videos a “smear campaign.” It says the footage is highly edited, misleading, and takes discussions out of context.
The Center for Medical Progress has faced two court orders that block the release of future videos, but those orders are limited to footage recorded at meetings of the National Abortion Federation and those dealing with a tissue procurement company. Fox News adds: “Tuesday’s release, purely reliant on video taken inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, would not seem to violate either order.”
The videos have been met with outrage from conservatives and those who oppose abortion rights, who have called on lawmakers to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. In comments at the Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a leading Republican candidate for president, said he believed Planned Parenthood should lose federal funding. He added: “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.”