Undercover Video Shows Second Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Bargaining Over Baby Parts

The Center for Medical Progress released a second video this morning exposing Planned Parenthood’s role in trafficking the organs and tissue of aborted babies. The video was shot by undercover reporters posing as representatives of a tissue procurement company. Abortion clinics use such companies as middlemen in disposing of fetal organs for research. In the latest video, Dr. Mary Gatter, abortionist and President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council, employs classic bargaining techniques over lunch to get to the “right” price the abortion giant should receive for providing tissue from aborted babies. She opens the negotiations by asking, “Why don’t you tell me what you’re used to paying.” Later in the video, she balks at providing a per-specimen number, commenting, “Well, you know in negotiations, the person who throws out a figure first is at a loss, right?” Planned Parenthood has vociferously denied that it makes money off selling fetal tissue and justified the payments it receives as reimbursement for “actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue.” But Gatter unequivocally states with regard to a prior tissue procurement contract: “It was logistically very easy for us, we didn’t have to do anything. So there was compensation for this.” Gatter also admits that getting tissue that is usable requires altering the abortion technique to one that is “less crunchy.” Acknowledging that Planned Parenthood has to sign a statement attesting that the abortion method was not altered to obtain tissue, Gatter brushes this aside as a “specious little argument.” Toward the end of the conversation, Gatter says, “Let me just figure out what others are...

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...

Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Discusses Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: Articles (update17 July 2015)

Pro-Life Americans Will Rally on July 28th to De-Fund Planned Parenthood http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/17/pro-life-americans-will-rally-on-july-28th-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/     Planned Parenthood Still Reeling Following ‘Damaging Revelations’ Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is in full damage-control mode following revelations in a video, published by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), that the abortion giant sells the body parts of babies it has aborted, and tailors abortions to harvest particular organs and tissue. PPFA President Cecile Richards has issued a response to the CMP video insisting the controversy is over what Planned Parenthood says rather than over what Planned Parenthood does. PPFA apologizes for allowing the public to be exposed to the sincere and uncensored attitudes, motives, and details of its operations, and they would appreciate it if you would all just move on now. In a two-minute videotaped defense of the organization, Richards implies the CMP footage of PPFA’s Senior Director of Medical Services is nothing more than a smear created by selective editing. PPFA does not acknowledge the existence of the full footage that CMP also published. For the press, PPFA distributed “backgrounder” documents on David Daleiden, CMP, and Live Action, labeling them as discredited extremists prone to deception and lying. And, if you aren’t shocked enough already, these villains all oppose legal abortion. Predictably, major news outlets sympathetic to PPFA (are there any other kind?) reprinted its preferred narrative verbatim. Richards also sought to distance PPFA from their own Senior Director for Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Referring to her only as “one of our staff members,” Richards condemned Nucatola for her “unacceptable…tone and statements,” that failed to reflect PP’s institutional “compassion.”...