A pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress has posted a video that purports to show Planned Parenthood’s chief medical officer discussing over lunch how to abort a baby whole so that the body can be sold for parts to medical research facilities.
The video shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola saying, “A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they are looking for specific nodes.”
She also says, “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want … some people want lower extremities, too. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess they want muscle.”
Planned Parenthood denies that it sells body parts, but then it says that any money that is received just covers costs.
So … they’re selling body parts, but it doesn’t count as selling because of which pocket the money goes in?
David Daleiden, who made the videotape, said, “Planned Parenthood makes two key admissions in their statement today; first, that aborted fetal parts are harvested at their clinics, and second, that money is exchanged in connection with this.”
One of the companies implicated in purchasing the fetal parts is called Stem Express.
Stem Express is a Placerville, California, company that acts as a middleman between Planned Parenthood and research institutes. It describes itself as “the only company of its kind to both procure tissues and isolate cells for researchers’ individual needs in its own labs. Our human tissue products range from fetal to adult and healthy to diseased.”
Daleiden said that a practice that seems to be illegal is conducted openly because of the power of the abortion industry in ultraliberal California.
“It is the Kermit Gosnell effect. There is simply a lack of interest in enforcing this kind of law because of abortion,” he said.
Under the U.S. Criminal Code, the buying and selling of body parts is illegal, though companies can charge for expenses.
The problem with the suggestion that Planned Parenthood and Stem Express are just covering expenses, though, is that Stem Express on its own website calls itself “a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers.” On Tuesday night, the website was unavailable due to being “in maintenance mode.”
One can’t help but wonder how a business becomes a multimillion-dollar company by simply covering costs and not turning a profit.
As for Planned Parenthood, they have a long history of difficulty with the truth, with a number of videos on the Internet to prove it.
Some years back, California voters stupidly voted for a ballot proposition giving billions of dollars to private companies for embryonic stem cell research, the type that requires so-called “therapeutic cloning” — the cloning of human embryos for the purpose of dropping them in a blender and playing with their cells.
Since cloning has proven to be a much more expensive, hit-or-miss proposition than once expected, one question that should be asked is if California voters unwittingly helped create the market for fetal parts?
Planned Parenthood nationwide should be placed under investigation by federal authorities. It receives government money, yet it has been linked to enough questionable practices that a probe is long overdue.