Bill Protecting Planned Parenthood From Secret Recordings Draws Fire
Critics say the measure goes too far on both First Amendment and equal protection grounds.
Planned Parenthood-Backed Bill Faces ACLU, Media Backlash In California
California lawmakers have OK'd a Planned Parenthood-backed bill that creates new penalties for distributing secret recordings of discussions with health providers – but civil rights and media advocates say the measure goes too far. The bill, which passed Friday and now goes to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, targets activists such as the Center for Medical Progress -- which last year released secretly recorded videos purportedly showing activists discussing the purchase of aborted fetal body parts with Planned Parenthood representatives. (9/7)