Forensic analysis confirms Planned Parenthood undercover videos were not manipulated

Report: ‘video recordings are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation’
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – Coalfire Systems, a highly accredited forensic analysis and cybersecurity company that does work for Fortune 500 companies, issued a report Monday which found that 10 full-footage videos the Center for Medical Progress recorded while undercover at Planned Parenthood facilities and related locations “are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing.”

“This conclusion is supported by the consistency of the video file date and time stamps, the video timecode, as well as the folder and file naming scheme,” the report states. “The uniformity between the footage from Investigator 1’s camera and Investigator 2’s camera also support the evidence that the video recordings are authentic.” The report also confirms that “edits made to the Full Footage videos [for the shorter YouTube videos] were applied to eliminate non-pertinent footage, such as restroom breaks, meals, and other similar periods lacking pertinent conversation.”

“The Coalfire forensic analysis removes any doubt that the full length undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress are authentic and have not been manipulated,” said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “Analysts scrutinized every second of video recorded during the investigation released by CMP to date and found only bathroom breaks and other non-pertinent footage had been removed. Planned Parenthood can no longer hide behind a smokescreen of false accusations and should now answer for what appears to be the very real crimes revealed by the CMP investigation.”

“Planned Parenthood is an organization that cares about one thing: making a profit at the expense of women’s health,” said ADF Legal Communications Director Kerri Kupec. “The investigative videos, whose authenticity was confirmed by the report, show that Planned Parenthood is an abortion machine whose top executives and doctors haggle and joke about the harvesting and selling of baby body parts. Women deserve far better. American taxpayer money should be redirected to fund local community health centers and not subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business.”

According to its website, “Coalfire has been listed on the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015” and serves “thousands of client organizations across the United States and the U.K.,” including 3M, Amazon, CenturyLink, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Sharp, Netgear, and Toshiba. Coalfire’s website lists 17 separate accreditations.

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