Forensic Report Finds Planned Parenthood Videos are ‘Authentic’ and Unaltered

The undercover videos of Planned Parenthood shot by the Center for Medical Progress are authentic and unaltered, according to a forensics report released this morning. Every second of video footage recorded by CMP was given to Coalfire, a forensics firm that does analysis for criminal investigations. “The video recordings are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing,” Coalfire said in its comprehensive, 14-page report. “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 uniformity between the footage from the cameras from the two investigators also support the evidence that the video recordings are authentic.” Any edits made to online footage uploaded to YouTube was done only to “eliminate non-pertinent footage, including ‘commuting,’ ‘waiting,’ ‘adjusting recording equipment,’ ‘meals,’ or ‘restroom breaks.'” All the footage removed was “lacking pertinent conversation,” Coalfire concluded in the report, requested by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “The Coalfire report had access to every second of released audio and video investigative footage recorded by CMP and analyzed that footage to verify and authenticate all of the videos on the CMP YouTube page,” the ADF noted. That report contrasts sharply with the tone of an earlier report paid for by Planned Parenthood, and produced by Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm linked to the Democratic Party. Its founder, Glenn Simpson, was once a lobbyist for a sheikh who approved of the burning of the U.S. flag during wartime. The Wall Street Journal referred to Fusion as “Mr. Simpson’s chop shop.” Fusion also acknowledged the edits...

You’re Outraged at Planned Parenthood: 3 Things You Can Do

This week’s revelation that Planned Parenthood is actively marketing, selectively identifying and selling the body parts of pre-born children should enrage anyone. Anyone in the Pregnancy Help Community should be outraged—but not surprised. Planned Parenthood lives off abortion, in itself a gruesome crime against humanity. We should not be shocked when this organization simply exploits a related revenue stream. The question we face today is, “What shall we do?” Jay Hobbs, in his excellent piece on this topic, says this could be a tipping point. The abortion Goliath can be toppled. Now. But what do we do? What are a few reasonable action steps anyone in the pro-life community can take? We can’t all go to Washington. And because of obligations to our families and places of work, it can be difficult to take on expansive roles in this effort. Yet, there are three manageable action items any one of us can complete in literally minutes. Minutes, not hours. And each of these three could have a major impact on the future of Planned Parenthood, the future of the pro-life calling, and the future of those who are already turning this country toward valuing life once again. Three. Anyone. And we can shift a culture. Here they are, in ascending order: First, we need an investigation and the suspension of funding for Planned Parenthood Congress is already ramping up for an investigation, so half of this goal is complete. The other half? Any pro-life individual can write his or her congressional representative and ask that Planned Parenthood’s federal funding—more than $500 million each year–be suspended while the investigation plays...

Planned Parenthood Under Scrutiny Following Release of Exposé

“Life Legal demonstrated both initiative and foresight in providing seed money for the Human Capital project,” says David Daleiden, the young man behind the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and the video exposé that is now dominating the news in every corner of the country – http://lldf.org/exposed-planned-parenthood-sells-dead-baby-parts-on-a-massive-scale/ Life Legal is proud to report to all our donors who have given so generously, materially and spiritually, in the years this project was under development. As a direct result of our collective efforts, in the last 48 hours, over two million people have watched a top Planned Parenthood official, herself an abortionist, calmly discussing over lunch the ins and outs of dismembering and killing babies and removing their livers, hearts, and lungs. Moreover, the video demonstrates Planned Parenthood’s direct involvement in trafficking for profit in the corpses of the children it aborts, including tailoring its methods of killing to the desires of its other clientele, companies that purchase organs and limbs from aborted babies for resale. Now, dozens of major media outlets, including many that initially shunned the story, have been forced to carry it, before the public’s opinion is shaped without them. But they’re too late: Planned Parenthood’s image is in tatters. When the undercover investigators asked PP’s top abortionist, Deborah Nucatola, whether she could deliver intact heads of children given the federal law criminalizing partial-birth abortion — the procedure she identifies as necessary for that goal — she proclaimed, “The federal abortion ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation…. So, if I say on day one I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens...

Ethicist Tells CNN: Altering Abortion Procedure to Get Specific Fetal Organs Is a ‘Big No-No’

From the CNN story on the undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing harvesting body parts from aborted babies: Another part of the video also raised concerns for [bioethicist Art Caplan of New York University]. Nucatola talks about doctors performing abortions in which ultrasound is used to ascertain the best location to grab the fetus with forceps. “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver because we know that, I’m not going to crush that part,” she says. Altering procedures in order to get tissue in the best condition would be a “big no-no,” the bioethicist said, because the patient’s health is paramount and that should be the only concern for doctors. Caplan did not comment specifically on whether the ultrasound procedure would endanger the mother, but he made it clear that any deviation from normal procedures is unacceptable. “In abortion the primary goal is to give the safest abortion possible,” Caplan said. “Your sole concern has to be the mother and her health.” There’s a parallel in patient care, he said. When someone is dying, doctors shouldn’t change how they treat the patient in order to harvest good tissue for donation after death. Doctors should treat the patient as they normally would, and then use whatever is available after death. If a provider is considering how to get the tissue that’s in the best shape, “that’s a huge conflict of interest. … If you modify how someone dies, that’s unethical.” The “ultrasound procedure” mentioned is described in the video transcript as follows, beginning on page 11: Buyer: We need liver and we prefer, you know, an...

Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor, Praised by CEO, Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts / Reply to the PP Cover-up

PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Deborah Nucatola, Other Planned Parenthood Leadership Documented Selling Aborted Baby Parts in 3-Year Investigative Journalism Study New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks. The buyers ask Nucatola, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?” “It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.” Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” “And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex,” she continues. “So if you do it starting from the breech...