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Court bans anti-abortion group from releasing new Planned Parenthood videos showing StemExpress officials

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The Los Angeles Superior Court placed a temporary restraining order on anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress on Tuesday. The court order prevents the organization from releasing video featuring officials from StemExpress, a California company that provides researchers fetal tissue, taken at a restaurant in May. Three previous undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress have shown Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation policies. The first featured Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, and was used to accuse Planned Parenthood of illegally profiting from the sale of aborted fetal tissue. The videos have fired up anti-abortion camps, though Planned Parenthood denies any wrongdoing. According to the organization, they supply tissue for research and only receive reimbursements to cover the cost of providing the donated tissue. The restraining order on the Center for Medical Progress will be in place until a hearing on August 19.

Related: Unpacking the Planned Parenthood controversy

Read the full story at ABC News.

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