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planned parenthood president cecile richards releasing a video thursday strongly denying allegations that the organization profited from the sale of fetal tissue , i want to be really clear , the allegation that planned parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true , our donation programs like any other high quality healthcare providers , richard's response coming as congressional republicans announced they will launch an investigation into whether fetal body parts were illegally sold for profit i don't care how much political weight planned parenthood throws around this town no one is above the law the undercover videos show planned parenthood senior director of medical services doctor deborah nica towle discussing how to preserve fetal tissue over wine and sounded , nnnnn , lula did stress throughout the video that it was a not for profit effort videos were made by the anti abortion group the center for medical progress , under federal law it is illegal to sell human fetal tissue but the law does allow for reasonable payment for expenses such as transportation and storage of tissue , cecile richards also apologized for the tone and statements of the planned parenthood staff member