Planned Parenthood Website Hacked After Release Of ‘Sting’ Videos

The Planned Parenthood website was hacked on Wednesday, and the website was still offline as of Thursday morning. The group’s website was also hacked on Monday as the group is under fire for edited, undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Planned Parenthood confirmed the Wednesday hack in a statement attributing the attack to “anti-abortion extremists.” Nobody has yet to claim responsibility for the hack, according to CNN.

“This is a new low for anti-abortion extremists. Two hundred thousand people a day count on Planned Parenthood’s website for accurate health information. Blocking people from accessing information on the full range of sexual and reproductive health – including birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, parenting, and preventive care – only shows how far opponents of safe and legal abortion will go,” Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a Wednesday evening statement.

A message on Planned Parenthood’s website on Thursday directed patients to their phone lines and Google maps for information on appointments and office locations.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Political Correspondent:
Senior Editor:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: