Protesters at Planned Parenthood in Overland Park
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Both sides of the abortion issue were at the Planned Parenthood clinic at 109th and Roe on Tuesday.
Anti-abortion groups planned to rally across the country Tuesday, a movement related to the recent videos released by The Center for Medical Progress. It made headlines earlier this month when it began releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials talking about the selling of fetal tissue.
The latest undercover video — the third the group has released — shows a Planned Parenthood official in Denver discussing per-organ pricing.
“I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” the official says.
The video also includes an interview with a phlebotomist who worked for a company that procured fetal tissues from Planned Parenthood.
“For whatever we could procure, (Planned Parenthood) would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens,” said Holly O’Donnell, the phlebotomist. “No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”
Planned Parenthood has said they did not break any laws and have argued that the videos’ heavy editing take the conversations out of context. Planned Parenthood officials across the metro anticipated protesters and also had their own signs and representation.