Since the end of July, the First Amendment free speech rights of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) had been gagged by a California court’s temporary restraining order (TRO). The TRO was fully dissolved on Friday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell, who said that the CMP’s rights under the First Amendment allow them to release the footage in spite of a claim by StemExpress that the content of the footage violates their privacy.
StemExpress is a tissue procurement company that worked closely with Planned Parenthood (until the company announced a split with PP last week). StemExpress sought the now-dissolved TRO to prevent the CMP from releasing footage of the company’s CEO, Cate Dyer, admitting that her labs receive the fully intact bodies of dead babies from Planned Parenthood.
In a trailer released in tandem with the restraining order’s dissolution on Friday afternoon, Dyer is seen laughing as she tells CMP actors to make sure they “tell the lab [when an intact specimen is]coming,” so that technicians do not panic when they open the shipment and find the body of a dead child inside. Apparently, finding brains, livers, hearts, and extremities is less traumatizing to lab technicians than finding the full, un-dissected human being from whom those parts are procured.
Watch the 2-minute trailer below, and subscribe to the Center for Medical Progress on YouTube to be alerted when extended footage of the interview with Dyer is released. Note: There is no graphic content in the following video.
Read excerpts of the forthcoming transcript here.