Friday, August 21, 2015

StemExpress: Anti-Abortion Activists Telling "Long Series of Lies"

A beleaguered California company caught in the national, anti-abortion controversy involving Planned Parenthood late today said its foes were engaged in a “long series of lies.”

The company, StemExpress LLC of Placerville, made the charge in a statement that included the unedited portions of the latest anti-abortion video along with a transcript of what was said.
(If you would like the video, please email djensen@californiastemcellreport.com. It is a large file.)

The firm said,
David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress today released their latest heavily edited, highly-deceptive video in which they claim StemExpress “admitted” to receiving fully intact fetuses from Planned Parenthood….
“During the video, the parties refer to 'cases,' which is a term of art referring to livers in this conversation. CMP’s accusations that this conversation somehow refers to 'intact fetuses,' which were never mentioned at any point during the entirety of the illegally recorded conversation, are false.
“StemExpress has never requested, received or provided to a researcher an “intact fetus.” CMP’s and Daleiden’s claims to the contrary are unequivocally false.”
The statement and release of the transcript reflected a more aggressive posture on the part of StemExpress, which has lost business as a result of the activists’ efforts. Its employees have also been threatened with violence.

Here is the full text of the StemExpress statement.
“StemExpress today released the following concerning CMP’s 8th video:
“David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress today released their latest heavily edited, highly-deceptive video in which they claim StemExpress ‘admitted’ to receiving fully intact fetuses from Planned Parenthood. Accompanying this document is a link to the unedited part of that video where this supposed admission discussion occurred, as well as a transcript of what was actually said.
“As anyone can see and read, the entire discussion was in fact about ‘intact livers.’ Livers are among the most urgently needed of medical tissues by scientists and medical researchers working to cure cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
“During the video, the parties refer to ‘cases,’ which is a term of art referring to livers in this conversation. CMP’s accusations that this conversation somehow refers to ‘intact fetuses,’ which were never mentioned at any point during the entirety of the illegally recorded conversation, are false.
“StemExpress has never requested, received or provided to a researcher an ‘intact fetus.’ CMP’s and Daleiden’s claims to the contrary are unequivocally false.
“Earlier today, a court found that this footage was likely obtained in violation of California criminal law prohibiting the illegal recording of private conversations. In a different court later this afternoon, Daleiden and his CMP co-defendants invoked the 5th Amendment rather than answer questions about their ongoing illegal activities in a related case in federal court. The release of today’s video and CMP’s claims about it are just another in a long series of lies.”
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