Thursday February 27, 2020

Briefing: scandal engulfs US family planning body

Secret footage of US family planning staff has escalated war between pro-life and pro-choice

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

26th July, 2015
The abortion debate is fierce in the US, where opponents picket clinics providing the procedure. Picture: AP

The biggest family planning operation in the United States, which is loosely affiliated with the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), has been engulfed in a major scandal.

At issue is the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s alleged involvement in the market for the body parts of aborted foetuses. Undercover activists from the pro-life movement recorded two senior figures from Planned Parenthood discussing how the organisation could provide foetal tissue for a fee.


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