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Center for Medical Progress Reply to PPFA Cecile Richards Video Statement

In her video statement today, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards offers a strained and obfuscating “apology” for the admissions made on camera by Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, about Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of aborted fetal hearts, lungs, and livers.

In video recorded just a few months ago, Richards praised Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s lead medical officer, to CMP investigators, offering: “She’s amazing.”

Today, Richards does not acknowledge Nucatola by name and refers to her only as a “staff member.”

Has Nucatola been fired or demoted for facilitating body parts sales and using and training doctors in illegal partial-birth abortions?

We don’t know, and Richards won’t tell us.

She only apologizes for Nucatola’s tone, but this is willful blindness to the real reason millions of Americans are outraged and at least 5 state governments and 2 Congressional Committees are now investigating Richards’ abortion business: Planned Parenthood exchanges baby parts for money, and uses barbaric late-term abortion methods to harvest the best organs, in flagrant disregard for the law.

Did Richards not know about how Nucatola was overseeing Planned Parenthood’s abortion practice, or did she just not care until it became a public issue?

Without concrete action, Planned Parenthood’s “apology” is just a cynical and empty excuse–and an excuse that’s 3 days late.

If they are truly sorry, they should immediately hand over all contracts with StemExpress and other fetal harvesting companies to law enforcement and Congressional Committees.

A belated “sorry” is not enough for these deeds of baby parts trafficking and partial-birth abortion, these atrocities against humanity.

[16 July 2015, ]