Court Bars Release of New Fetal Body Parts Video

A local court in Los Angeles has issued a restraining order barring the Center for Medical Progress from releasing a video show executives of StemExpress discussing the purchase of fetal body parts.

StemExpress is a middleman in the fetal body parts selling industry, purchasing parts from Planned Parenthood and selling them to researchers.

Associated Press:

The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.

The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release.

In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.”