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Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at the recent indictments by a grand jury in Texas of the activists who created the infamous Planned Parenthood video. Last year, an anti-abortion group released a secretly recorded, heavily edited tape of Planned Parenthood officials allegedly discussing the sale of fetal body parts and “Republicans got more excited about these tapes than your IT guy was for Force Awakens.” The video became a huge issue during the Republican primary as candidates called for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. The Texas grand jury who investigated the video, though, will not press charges against the organization. “What?” interjects a surprised Seth, “But Ted Cruz just called them a criminal enterprise! And Ted Cruz would never say something that wasn’t true. Just ask his mom.”
Not only did the just clear Planned Parenthood, it indicted the makers of the video for using fake identification for purposes of fraud, and also, because one activist sent an email to the organization attempting to purchase fetal tissue, he was indicted on a misdemeanor charge relating to purchasing organs. “First of all, there’s a misdemeanor charge for purchasing organs?!” says Seth, before suggesting how bad this will look on that guy’s resume. Who knows if it will affect any Republican candidates, as well.