The Planned Parenthood Videos: Complete News and Commentary

By The Editors Published on August 29, 2015

Here is a list of The Stream’s coverage of the Planned Parenthood scandal, divided into the news stories we’ve published and commentary by our editors and others. The news is divided into several categories for ease of use. The stories are listed in chronological order, from newest to oldest.

This list of our comprehensive coverage of the issue and extensive commentary should provide a resource for those dealing with the subject now and an historical resource for those in the future who want to know exactly what happened. It’s an important story for The Stream, because what Planned Parenthood and its partners have been doing is a direct and violent rejection of almost all we hold crucial to living rightly, as summarized in our Ten Principles, which begin with “Every human being has equal value and dignity.”

The list below doesn’t include the many links we’ve provided to other sites, also a rich source for information and insight. Readers interested in those should search the site using the search terms “planned parenthood” and “stemexpress.”


News: The Videos

Tenth Video

Rachel Alexander, Planned Parenthood 10th Video Full of Brazen Discussions of Illegal Activity and How to Hide It (September 15)

Anika Smith, Planned Parenthood Boasts in Video 10: “Everything We Provide Is Fresh.” (September 15)


Ninth Video

Rachel Alexander, 9th Planned Parenthood Video: Two Fetal Purchasing Companies Pile on, Exposing Legal Violations (September 3)


The Fusion GPS analysis

Kate Scanlon, What the New York Times Didn’t Tell You About the Planned Parenthood Video Analysis (August 31)

Eighth video

Rachel Alexander, Yes, the 8th Planned Parenthood Video is Horrendous, but That’s Not Why StemExpress Tried to Block It (August 27)

Anika Smith, The Baby Parts Sting Video StemExpress Tried to Block is Now Out: It’s Explosive (August 26)

The Editors, With Restraining Order Dissolved, CMP Releases Transcript Material, New Trailer of Baby Body Parts Dealer StemExpress (August 22)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Planned Parenthood Whistleblower: ‘This Is Not Political To Me’ (August 22)


Seventh video

Rachel Alexander, 7th Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Illegal Partial-Birth Abortion Activity (August 17)

The Editors, Why is StemExpress, a Major Fetal Body Parts Buyer, Cutting Ties with Planned Parenthood? (August 18)

Anika Smith, New Planned Parenthood Video: Aborted Baby’s Heart Still Beating (August 16)


Sixth video

Amelia Hamilton, Five Things to Note in the Sixth Planned Parenthood Video (August 12)

Rachel Alexander, Legal Violations Abound in 6th Undercover Planned Parenthood Video (August 12)

Anika Smith, New Planned Parenthood Sting Video: Baby Body Parts Often Taken and Sold Without Mom’s Consent (August 12)


Court blocks release of video

Hans von Spakovsky and Elizabeth Slattery, A California Judge Needs a Lesson in the First Amendment (July 31)

The Editors, Court Bars Release of Planned Parenthood Videos, Center for Medical Progress Fires Back with Statement Insisting it Will Forge Ahead (July 30)


Fifth video

Kelsey Harkness, Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Explains the Tissue Donation Process (August 10)

Amelia Hamilton, Three Lies Exposed in Fifth Planned Parenthood Video (August 4)

Rachel Alexander, 5th Undercover Video — Branch Director: Some Planned Parenthood Affiliates ‘Think It’s illegal’ (August 4)

Blake Neff, New Planned Parenthood Transcript: Nurse Admits It’s ‘Fun’ To Dissect Fetuses (August 4)

Al Perrotta, 5th Sting Video: Intact Fetuses ‘Just a Matter of Line Items’ for Planned Parenthood Mega-Center (August 4)


Fourth video

Rachel Alexander, 7 Admissions of Guilt by Planned Parenthood in 4th Undercover Video (July 30)

Anika Smith, 4th Sting Video: Planned Parenthood Doctor Discusses Fetuses Born Alive, Avoiding Legal Consequences (July 28)


Third video

Rachel Alexander, Did Planned Parenthood Modify Fetal Body Parts Contract to Disguise Profits? (July 29)

Amelia Hamilton, The Third Undercover Video and the Myth of ‘Women’s Health’ at Planned Parenthood (July 28)

Rachel Alexander, How Will Planned Parenthood’s Media Shills Explain Away the Newest Undercover Video? (July 28)

Anika Smith, New Video: Ex-Clinic Worker Explains in Grisly Detail How Planned Parenthood Profits from the Sale of Fetal Organs (July 28)


Second video

Amelia Hamilton, Planned Parenthood Getting Bashed on Twitter Over New Video (July 22)

Rachel Alexander, 2nd Undercover Video of Planned Parenthood Points Even More Strongly To Illegal Activity (July 21)

Anika Smith, Planned Parenthood Abortionist Haggles over Payments for “Intact Fetal Specimens” in New Video (July 21)


First video

Blake Neff, Planned Parenthood’s Organ Purchaser is Changing Its Website after Release of Video (July 19)

Rachel Alexander, Actually, the Planned Parenthood Body Parts Business is Likely Very Illegal (July 19)

Blake Neff, Planned Parenthood’s Organ Purchaser is Changing Its Website after Release of Video (July 19)

Amelia Hamilton, Pro-Life Champions Take Over Planned Parenthood Hashtag (July 16)

Anika Smith, Investigations into Planned Parenthood Announced by Congress, States (July 15)

Kate Scanlon, Group Defends Video That Caught Planned Parenthood Discussing Fetal Body Part Sales (July 15)

Anika Smith, Planned Parenthood Counters Sting Video by Describing Sale of Baby Parts as ‘Tissue for Scientific Research’ (July 14)

Amelia Hamilton, Twitter Reacts to Planned Parenthood Scandal (July 14)

Anika Smith, New Video Exposes Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts from Partial-Birth Abortions (July 14)


News: Other Planned Parenthood Stories

Anika Smith, Black Leaders Demand Removal of Margaret Sanger from National Portrait Gallery (August 27)

Amelia Hamilton, #BustRacism Hashtag Asks Gallery to Remove Bust of Margaret Sanger (August 26)

The Editors, The Stream Is Investigating HHS Oversight of Fetal Tissue Trafficking (August 20)

John Zmirak, National Public Radio Spins Margaret Sanger’s Racism (August 19)

Linda Royall, The Federal Government Tried before to Stop the Trafficking of Fetal Remains, and Failed (August 16)

Rich Lowry, Debunking the 3 Percent Dodge of Planned Parenthood Defenders (August 4)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Planned Parenthood Doctors Failed To Report Rape, Don’t Wash Their Hands (August 2)

Rachel Alexander, Planned Parenthood Hires PR Crisis Firm of Hilary Rosen, Known for Dissing Stay-at-Home Moms (July 29)

 Alex Anderson, How Planned Parenthood Gets Its Money, Explained in 90 Seconds (July 28)

Kate Scanlon, 13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger (July 22)

Melissa Quinn, Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood (July 22)

Samantha Reinis, 6 Past Planned Parenthood Scandals (July 15)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Nearly 1 in 3 Abortions Happen at Planned Parenthood ‘Health’ Centers (June 26)

Amelia Hamilton, Pro-Life Twitter Had a Few Things to Tell the President of Planned Parenthood (May 14)

John Zmirak, 5 Reasons Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Shouldn’t Be on the $20 Bill (March 20)


News: The Responses

The politicians’ response

Amelia Hamilton, Where Do the GOP Presidential Candidates Stand on Defunding Planned Parenthood? (September 6)

Kate Scanlon, Planned Parenthood Is Flailing’: Bobby Jindal Fights Back After Louisiana Sued for Terminating Medicaid Contract (August 28)

Kate Scanlon, Is It True That Defunding Planned Parenthood Could ‘Curtail’ Medical Services? Fact-Checking Bob Casey’s Claim (August 27)

Josh Craddock, Huckabee’s Lincoln Moment (August 23)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, GOP Leaders Demand Answers from 58 Planned Parenthood Affiliates (August 20)

Kelsey Harkness, If Planned Parenthood Loses Government Funding, Here’s a Map of Health Clinics That Could Take Its Place (August 17)

Ken MacIntyre, 3 States Defund, and 13 States Investigate, Planned Parenthood (August 13)

Natalie Johnson, Republicans Splinter over Planned Parenthood Defund Strategy (August 12)

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, Who Won the Republican Debate? The Pro-Life Movement, and the Next Baby it Saves (August 7)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Jindal Promises to Sic DOJ, IRS on Planned Parenthood if Elected (August 7)

Blake Neff, Alabama is Latest State to Defund Planned Parenthood (August 6)

David Mills, Catholic Bishops to Senate: Stop Funding Planned Parenthood  (August 3)

David Brody, Rand Paul: Pro-Life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood (August 1)

Al Perrotta, White House Admits to ‘Merely Repeating’ Planned Parenthood Talking Points (July 30)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Hillary Calls Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Disturbing’ (July 29)

Connor D. Wolf, The Timing of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’ (July 29)

Al Perrotta, Ohio Democrat Makes Powerful Call to Defund Planned Parenthood (July 28)

Sarah Torre, Boehner Wants More ‘Facts’ Before Ending Planned Parenthood Funding. Here are 8. (July 28)

Linda Royall, Big Business and Bad Government: Washington has Known about the Abortion Aftermarket for 15 Years, but has Failed to Fix It. (July 24)

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, Scott Walker Sheds a Little Light on the Moral Abyss of Abortion (July 24)

Kate Scanlon, House Strips Funding from Planned Parenthood Supporter in Wake of Scandal (July 17)

Amelia Hamilton, How Each 2016 Candidate Reacted to the Planned Parenthood Bombshell (July 15)

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Dem. Candidates Silent on Planned Parenthood Allegations (July 15)


The media’s response

Kate Scanlon, Center for Medical Progress Calls Planned Parenthood-Commissioned Analysis of Videos ‘Complete Failure’ (August 27)

Kate Scanlon, How Much Time ABC, NBC and CBS Have Spent Covering the Planned Parenthood Videos (August 18)

Amelia Hamilton, Study Exposes Media Blackout on Planned Parenthood (August 13)

Amelia Hamilton, Many in the Mainstream Media Lack the Integrity to Cover the Planned Parenthood Scandal Honestly (August 6)

Blake Neff, Top Feminist Issues Stunning Rebuke For Media’s ‘Total Silence’ On Planned Parenthood (July 29)

Alan Eason, Brit Hume’s Epic Takedown Of the Abortion Industry Gets Attention (July 23)

Blake Neff, The New York Times Helps Planned Parenthood By Muddling Facts (July 23)

Alan Eason, Bret Baier’s Panel Erupts Over Implications of Second Planned Parenthood Sting Video (July 22)

The Editors, Russell Moore Blocked, Unblocked on Facebook after Validating Sting Video of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Body Parts (July 14)


The business response

Casey Mattox, Companies Giving to Planned Parenthood Sometimes Reject Religious Charities (August 3)

Kate Scanlon, We Asked Companies about Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Here’s How They Responded. (July 23)


The religious response

Alan Eason, Bishop E.W. Jackson Speaks Out on the Margaret Sanger Bust, Racism and Planned Parenthood (August 26)

David Mills, Planned Parenthood’s Ecumenical Supporters (August 4)

Kelsey Harkness, MLK’s Niece Says Her Uncle Would Be ‘Disturbed’ by Planned Parenthood Videos (July 23)



Al Perrotta, Protesting Planned Parenthood with a ‘Smile and Wave’ (August 24)

Alan Eason, On the Scene at One Planned Parenthood Protest (August 22)

Amelia Hamilton, Powerful Tweets of Today’s Planned Parenthood Protests (August 22)

Rachel Alexander, Pro-lifers Organize ‘National Day of Protest’ Countering Planned Parenthood’s ‘Day of Action’ All Across the Country (August 21)

Amelia Hamilton, Pro-Lifers Rally around the Country to Support Women Betrayed (July 28)




James Lopez, Not All Latinos Stand with Planned Parenthood — Because We Stand for Life (September 13)




Heather Wilhelm, Planned Parenthood’s Foggy Evil (August 28)

Rob Schwarzwalder, The Dehumanizing Arc of Planned Parenthood (August 27)

John Zmirak, Planned Parenthood and the Gift of Death (August 26)

David Mills, The Serpent Lives in Hollywood, and at Planned Parenthood (August 24)

Ken Blackwell and Ken Morrison, We Need Caroline Glick’s Passion in Opposing the Iran Deal and Planned Parenthood (August 23)

David Limbaugh, Liberal Double Standards and Planned Parenthood (August 21)

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, Like The Gulag Archipelago, the Planned Parenthood Videos Show Us the Victims of a Utopian Dream (August 19)

Amelia Hamilton, 7th Planned Parenthood Video Shows Baby Born Alive: There is No Defense Left (August 19)

Jason Scott Jones, Archbishop Cupich’s Seamless Bulletproof Vest for Pro-Choice Politicians (August 14)

Anika Smith, Don’t Look Away: Abortion, Slavery and Racism Demand Our Attention (August 14)

John Zmirak, The Planned Parenthood Videos: Is It Wrong to ‘Lie’ to Abortionists? (August 12)

James Robison, Why We Must Defend Life, Even in the Hard Cases (August 11)

Robert Morrison, “It’s Another Boy”: Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Always Lie (August 8)

Michael Brown, Africa, Planned Parenthood and the Extraordinary Moral Hypocrisy of President Obama (August 6)

James Robison, America and the Terrifying Expectation of Judgment (August 6)

Jennifer Hartline, Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Never Be Enough: Roe Must Go (August 5)

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, Video 5: Planned Parenthood’sUncle Tom’s Cabin (August 4)

Jonah Goldberg, Acknowledging the Reality of What Happens at Planned Parenthood (August 4)

Eric Metaxas, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and Racism (August 3)

David Mills, Garry Wills: Hey Evangelicals, You’re Dumb. Or Maybe Just Dishonest (August 3)

Michael Cook, Kowtowing to Planned Parenthood (August 3)

NYT Coverage of Planned Parenthood Videos: A Handbook of Logical Fallacies (August 2)

Lael Arrington, Planned Parenthood Videos – Is This a Wilberforce Moment for the Church? (August 1)



Kathryn Jean Lopez, All Lives Matter (July 31)

Heather Wilhelm, Planned Parenthood, Cecil the Lion and America’s Broken Outrage Meter (July 31)

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, The 4th Video: Is This Planned Parenthood’s Bill Cosby Moment? (July 30)

Deacon Keith Fournier, Nancy Pelosi and the Scandal of Unfaithful Catholics in Public Life (July 30)

Jennifer Hartline, If Only Women Bore Lions: Protecting the Baby Killers (July 30)

John Zmirak, The Third Undercover Video of Planned Parenthood: Outrage is Insufficient (July 28)

Rachel Alexander, How Will Planned Parenthood’s Media Shills Explain Away the Newest Undercover Video? (July 28)

Charles Krauthammer, The Price of Fetal Parts (July 23)

Cal Thomas, Why Selling Body Parts Should Shock No One (July 22)

John Zmirak, Human Dignity Is Priceless, but Baby Organs Start at $74.99 (July 21)

Deacon Keith Fournier, Planned Parenthood is Bizarro World’s Human Body Shop, But Obama is Not Superman (July 20)

John Zmirak, Election 2016: The Little Sisters of the Poor vs. The Big Merchants of Baby Parts (July 19)

Kathryn Jean Lopez, Planned Parenthood’s Travesty of Sacrifice (July 17)

Rich Lowry, The Grotesque Business of Planned Parenthood (July 17)

Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Theory of Justice Doesn’t Support Abortion (July 16)

Heather Wilhelm, Planned Parenthood and the Statist Abyss (July 16)

Michael Brown, Planned Parenthood’s Pitiful Defense of the Selling of Aborted Baby Parts (July 15)

Todd Starnes, Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Body Parts, and Its Denials Don’t Wash (July 15)

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