Planned Parenthood alters policy amid controversy

NPR: Planned Parenthood will halt accepting payment for fetal tissue. 

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NPR: Planned Parenthood will halt accepting payment for fetal tissue.

The women’s health group has been the subject of negative attention in recent weeks following the release of highly edited sting videos recorded by an anti-abortion group alleging that Planned Parenthood illegally profits from its fetal tissue donation program.

NPR’s Jennifer Ludden reports that “Planned Parenthood points out that reimbursements are legal but says it wants to debunk accusations that it’s just out to profit. Offficials also say they say they won’t stop providing fetal tissue to researchers when women request. They say such research can lead to life-saving treatments.”

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