Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress in federal court on Thursday over the group’s undercover videos showing medical officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts.
The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in San Francisco, marks the first legal move Planned Parenthood has taken against the anti-abortion group, The Hill reports.
Planned Parenthood is accusing the center and its founder, David Daleiden, of unlawful behavior for actions ranging from making secret recordings to trespassing.
The Center for Medical Progress, based in Irvine, Calif., has also violated the laws of three states, along with federal law, the lawsuit contends.
“Today, Planned Parenthood is going on the offense,” Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, told reporters in a conference call, the Hill reports.