‘Medical Group’ Behind Planned Parenthood ‘Sting’ Is A Fake Front Group — Lied To IRS

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!” — words written by poet Walter Scott, and are absolutely perfect to describe the deception happening by an anti-abortion group trying to spread “information” under the guise of “The Center for Medical Progress.”

The Center for Medical Progress describes themselves as:

“… a group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances. We are concerned about contemporary bioethical issues that impact human dignity, and we oppose any interventions, procedures, and experiments that exploit the unequal legal status of any class of human beings. We envision a world in which medical practice and biotechnology ally with and serve the goods of human nature and do not destroy, disfigure, or work against them.”

Also noting:

“The Center for Medical Progress is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.”

However, they have incorrectly classified themselves with the IRS, and have schemed themselves into a pickle. They filed under the implication that they are a biomedicine charity, which states that they deal with “Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines: Biomedicine, Bioengineering.” However, that is not at all what they do within their charity, as evidenced by their current description on their recently updated website. On the old version of their website, which no longer exists, they described themselves as “a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and educating both the lay public and the scientific community about the latest advances in regenerative medicine, cell-based therapies and related disciplines. We take a special interest in the lab-to-clinic translational dynamic and tracking its implications for academics, advocacy, private sector players, and the individual patient.” Thus why the IRS believed them when they filed as they did.

What they’ve done, however, is push pro-life, anti-abortion principles and that “undercover sting operation” attacking Planned Parenthood and pushing for anti-abortion legislation from Congress, as evidenced by their current website. And if you’re pushing for anti-abortion legislation, you are then classified as a “right-to-life” non-profit and must file as such.

As it turns out, the group is seemingly a front for Live Action, an ardently anti-abortion group who just so happens to be the group pumping out the “undercover” Planned Parenthood attack video. According to Slate, the head of The Center for Medical Progress is:

“… former Live Action worker David Daleiden, an associate not just of Lila Rose but apparently of James O’Keefe, who’s himself a machine for churning out sting videos attacking various liberal organizations and politicians.”

Slate also pointed out:

“CMP has a strong whiff of the fly-by-night organization. Its blog started on July 6. Its Twitter page started sending tweets on Tuesday. Its Facebook page is only a couple of months old.””

They literally just regrouped, changed up everything on their website, and created new social media profiles, all with the seemingly sole purpose of taking down Planned Parenthood. They are THAT devious and misleading.

And according to HuffPo:

“If the Center for Medical Progress deliberately misled the IRS and donors about the nature of its nonprofit work, it could be subject to civil and criminal fraud penalties. IRS forms are signed under penalty of perjury, and a nonprofit misleading its donors about the nature of its work is ‘up there with all other kinds of fraud,’ according to Bruce Hopkins, an attorney who specializes in nonprofit law.”

So, not only are they a group that is out there pushing fraudulent, edited videos trying to dismantle Planned Parenthood, an integral piece to community and women’s health, they are also just flat-out frauds asking for donations as a biomedical non-profit even though they are not even remotely such a group.

If you’d like to know the facts surrounding the allegations placed upon Planned Parenthood in the fraudulent and edited video, you can find those HERE.

Featured image via screengrab from video / CMP website