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In this NPR story the point is made that the videos released by The Center for Medical Progress are heavily edited. Even the longer versions are supposedly edited. This is supposedly done so that it hides the real facts behind the sale of fetal tissue.

According to this article on Fox News, there was a review that showed the longer versions were not edited.

So, are the longer versions of the Planned Parenthood videos edited in a way that distorts the truth?

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  • nytimes.com/2015/08/28/us/… – JasonR Sep 29 '15 at 18:14
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    "Distorting the truth" is a pretty vague claim, as in a sense, all editing is an intentional "distortion" of the truth (if only to make long events appear to pass more quickly). This isn't a direct criticism of the question (I'm not down voting). If you can think of a reasonable way to modify the question to be more specific, that would make it better though, IMO. – Flimzy Sep 29 '15 at 19:10
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    This question has two issues which I hope we can fix to re-open. The first is that - as worded - it is a question about motivation, which can never be definitively answered, so is off-topic. The second is that it is very broad. Take a specific claim from the videos and ask whether that claim is true - not what was going on in the head of the producer at the time. – Oddthinking Sep 29 '15 at 23:40
  • The question of motivation can be answered (if it happened) if people involved confess they did so, and include their reasons. – SQB Sep 30 '15 at 11:47
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    @SQB not really. That's just another claim that can be equally doubted. – Sklivvz Sep 30 '15 at 13:47
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https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/obgyns-agree-fully-formed-fetus-in-that-planned-parenthood-video-not-from-an-abortion-heres-why/

This is a gynecologist showing that one of the images in the 3rd video is not what they claim it is. While it's only one fabrication such things rarely travel alone.

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https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/the-center-for-bio-ethical-reform-promotes-illegally-taped-video-of-perineum-and-premature-delivery-and-fiorina-supports-them/

More from her: The procedure doesn't match current US medical practice. Either it's very old or it was shot in some other country.

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    I'd like to see better evidence than a single expert opinion, especially on a hot topic like abortion. – Sklivvz Sep 30 '15 at 13:51
  • Downvoters, how about an explanation? – Loren Pechtel Oct 5 '15 at 18:16

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