Operation Rescue: Undercover video operation cost $120,000

(AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The head of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue says his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are “taking down” Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget. That is the amount he says was raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national uproar over use of tissue from aborted fetuses.

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman also serves as secretary of the California-based center that released the hidden-camera videos.

Newman cited the undercover operation and its cost Thursday while calling Wichita-based Operation Rescue the most effective anti-abortion organizations in the country on the smallest budget.

He made the comment in an interview after his group sent out an email Thursday seeking donations to pay expected fines following his deportation from Australia.


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