APOLOGY

Planned Parenthood: Sorry for Vid’s Tone

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has issued a response to the viral undercover video allegedly showing a Planned Parenthood staffer discussing profits from sales of fetus tissue and organs. “I want to be really clear: the allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true,” Richards says in the video response. “Our donation programs—like any other high-quality health care providers—follow all laws and ethical guidelines.” Richards added that the staffer in the viral video “speaks in a way that does not reflect that compassion. This is unacceptable, and I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements.”