Planned Parenthood admits baby parts sales can make ‘a fair amount of income’

The Center for Medical Progress has released its tenth video, investigating Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby body parts. Shocking video footage released today shows top Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sales of baby body parts, saying that it is a “valid exchange”, and that clinics can make “a fair amount of income” doing it.

The video features multiple Planned Parenthood executives: Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, Senior Medical Advisor; Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Vice President for External Medical Affairs; and Deborah VanDerhei, National Director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS).

Westhoff bemoans the possible P.R. nightmare that would be unleashed if the public were to find out about their illegal activities, while VanDerhei discusses payments for the body parts as “donation for remuneration.”

VanDerhei also is told that they can receive around $100 for each “specimen,” and remarks that people can make “a fair amount of income” through this. Vanessa Russo, Compliance Program Administrator for Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania, is also featured, calling the selling of aborted babies’ body parts a “valid exchange,” despite the fact that purchases of human fetal tissue is a felony. And Cullins talks about the need to keep their illegal activity quiet, saying that it could “destroy” the organization.

Live Action President Lila Rose condemned Planned Parenthood’s illicit activities.

The newest video by Center for Medical Progress shows at what length Planned Parenthood executives will go to cover up the illegal harvesting of and profiting from baby parts. Multiple executives also discuss the public relations nightmare should these illegal practices become public. The nightmare is a reality, and along with continuing its multiple investigations into the abortion giant, Congress should immediately stop funneling over half a billion taxpayer dollars into Planned Parenthood and instead redirect the money to the over 13,000 community health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare to women.

American taxpayers must not be forced to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire and its many abuses, including the illegal profiting from the sale of baby body parts and the horrific practice of allowing infants that are born alive to die so their organs can be harvested. Congress should also ignore the several discredited claims Planned Parenthood’s president has made in her attempt to cover up these abuses.


Previous videos have exposed how Planned Parenthood breaks the law by selling body parts of aborted preborn children. Undercover videos also show the behind-the-scenes between tissue procurement companies that partner with Planned Parenthood in this grisly business.

Since the release of The Center for Medical Progress videos, Planned Parenthood has been under the scrutiny of state and federal authorities. Congress has opened several investigations into Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts, and 13 states have announced separate investigations.

The Department of Justice also promised to review the videos and investigate the abortion giant. The House of Representatives is poised to vote this week to halt funding to Planned Parenthood for one year; and several states, including Louisiana, Utah, Alabama, and Arkansas, have moved to defund the abortion giant.

Each new video builds mounting evidence against Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of fetal body parts. In the wake of the undercover videos, pro-lifers mustered the largest protest ever against the abortion giant, with rallies at over 300 Planned Parenthood facilities.

  • PJ4

    And there will be sickos who will still defend these monsters and still insist that PP has done nothing illegal–even though PP admits it.

    • Eponymous1

      They are known as “useful idiots” and they will accept and repeat anything they’re told, no matter how manifestly false or absurd.

      They’re also the first ones against the wall after the revolution.

  • Tori

    Thank you for posting this. These people must be defunded.

  • Jenn

    planned murderhood not only needs to be defunded but torn down and just be a bad part of history

    • MichelleP12

      Call in Catholic priests to exorcise the PP buildings with Holy Water…

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        There is not enough Holy Water to do that. The earth itself is only covered by about about 70% water.

  • 1498

    The liberal media is doing its utmost, to defend Planned Parenthood at this time.
    The videos are truly horrendous. But all Pro Life people must keep sharing, and spreading the word, about them as much as possible.
    We need to make sure this major story remains in the public domain.

  • MichelleP12

    Joking about selling baby boys’ testicles…why don’t male congressmen get outraged at this and stop the funding to PP?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Because male congressman do not have the gonads to do it.

  • Roberta Harms

    Yet another video, edited so much that you might as well call it what it is…..a fake. Not a single one of the State investigations – including those with Republican governors – into Planned Parenthood’s practices has come up with anything illegal. (

    • Bob Beatty

      The story only talks about 1 city where they, as of yet, have not found anything. A fake? wow…. at this point there is no reason to try to discuss this with someone like you. Shame you are so committed to going down with that ship. You are probably an Obama voter as well and think he is doing a great job at running the Country? Don’t answer, it will be embarrassing to hear another American speak such garbage.

    • auggie

      Nice try, but PP videos have also been released in unedited form. Editing is normally done to ALL news videos so they aren’t hours in length. But try as people desperately do, you cannot pretend that a magical editing fairy put the words into the mouths of these people we are hearing with our own ears. They have actually said these things, and you need to actually deal with it, not bury your head in the sand about something you don’t want to be true. Imagine a group of obscurantists who refuse to watch or read any news at all on TV because “it’s so heavily edited, it must be fake!” These people deserve our pity for their inability to face an uncomfortable reality.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      I had a pro-abort recently tell me that the Apollo Manned Lunar Landings were faked too. :-) No joke – she really said that.

    • Ken Hammond

      It must hurt to twist your morality into a pretzel like that.

    • PJ4

      You didn’t read the article, did you?
      5 states have found nothing
      Fl found 3 PP’s committing violations
      and Louisuana’s investigation is still pending
      If Kamala would do her job, Ca Pp’s would be investigated
      But she’s not interested in upholding the law—she’s only interested in pushing the abortion on demand agenda of PP and getting elected for the senate.
      So, in the grand tradition of the pro abort, your statement is nothing but a 1/2 truth at best.

    • PJ4

      Completely inappropriate
      What is wrong with you?

  • cranemaker

    Yes! The abortion industry including PP struggles to preserve its already ugly public image from worsening. Censorship of embarrassing crimes becomes cover protecting its secret: baby parts. Those damning investigations into Planned Parenthood and more by Live Action and CMP should destroy the industry. Abortionist Collins answered truthfully understanding the evidence’s power compared to PP’s cowardice.

  • Mary

    Defunded will not make up for this horror. These people and all who work for them in any capacity should be imprisoned for mass murder.

  • Darlene

    Wow. It still amazes me that people refuse to see Planned Parenthood for what it really is. Calling these videos fakes are only to soothe a guilty conscience. Imagine if there were accusations against some type of Christian organization. The first video would have brought them down. Obama would have been all over it to make sure it didn’t offend Muslims or contain “hate speech.” If these videos don’t exemplify hate, then what does? Evil, sick organization and God will pour out His judgement against this atrocity. We need to keep sharing these videos and standing up for the most defenseless humans. We cannot let this issue be swept under the rug!

  • JMcKay

    Wow! I guess I should not be surprised to find that this outlet is promoting “news” and “evidence” that has been widely discredited for being based on videos that were pieced together intentionally deceitfully to further the cause. Planned Parenthood does more work to prevent abortions through non-abortion family planning than many pro-life-on-my-terms organizations.Ridiculing the moral implications of not addressing climate change undermines any notion of moral high-ground. Let’s minimize abortion by providing not-for-profit family planning. Publicizing a lie that PP is on a money-making spree is laughable. It is beyond my comprehension that all this energy goes to smearing PP whose operations include 3% abortion provision, while ignoring the already born and allowing them to suffer the effects of over-population, geographic displacement, civil strife, homelessness and war. This effort would make much more sense if directed against recruiting stations for military, paramilitary and terrorist causes.

  • Eric Casey

    Is this fake as well? Maybe not.