Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal InformationPlay
An anti-abortion rights group that has been targeting Planned Parenthood with undercover sting videos, released its eighth clip this week.
The hidden camera videos, which are heavily edited, claim to show that the organization profits from sales of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood denies that claim, saying the tissues are donated for research and that the organization is reimbursed for the costs of transporting the tissue to researchers.
But the videos are just one way anti-abortion rights activists are targeting abortion clinics. As Pro-Publica reports, activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at the clinics - and their personal health records.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Charles Ornstein, senior reporter for Pro Publica, who has reported on the phenomenon.
- Charles Ornstein, senior reporter for ProPublica covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He tweets @charlesornstein.
This segment aired on August 27, 2015.