Planned Parenthood is trying to do serious damage control since the release of four videos (so far) from the Center for Medical Progress, which reveal executives discussing the selling of the body parts of aborted babies – a federal crime. And someone at Planned Parenthood must have thought that turning the abortion giant into the victim would help turn things around, and put out the word that they had been targeted by hackers. This week, several of Planned Parenthood’s websites bore the following message:
But was their website really hacked?
The first cracks in their story started to show when someone on Twitter began to get skeptical.
In Cecile Richards’ dismal interview with ABC News Sunday, she portrayed disgust at pro-lifers who wanted to stop their research. Because of aborted babies, she said, with other words, researchers may develop an Ebola vaccine. “It’s laudable!” she insisted.
Cecile Richards presents a false dichotomy when she suggests that cures for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and even Ebola vaccines are dependent on “laudable” donations of fetal tissue from elective abortion.
Unfortunately, as Evans writes, “the commercial use of fetal tissue has revolved around the production of vaccines. Several commonly-used vaccines are cultured on human diploid fibroblast cell strains derived from electively-aborted human fetuses .”
And this was made possible by the same entity that made abortion possible in the first place: The Supreme Court.
Update: Center for Medical Progress announced Friday that StemExpress, a biotech company working with Planned Parenthood, admitted to receiving “fully intact fetuses,” and is seeking to suppress video release.
In an interview with CNN, CMP leader, David Daleiden, explained why StemExpress, a biotech company that partners with Planned Parenthood, is trying to suppress the release of more video tapes.
“Their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants. And so that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape and they’re very scared of it.”
CMP also notes that “since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its second trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).”
Because PPRM does not use digoxin, this would mean women who are dilated, but have not had the abortion procedure, actually go into labor and deliver—potentially a live baby.
CONTENT WARNING: This article contains screenshots below of Planned Parenthood staff sorting body parts such as kidney and heart from an 11-week human fetus.
Planned Parenthood once again finds itself at the center of scandal as new undercover footage was released today by The Center for Medical Progress. The tapes, which are dated April 7, 2015, show staff from Planned Parenthood’s Rocky Mountains affiliate, located in Denver, Colorado, engaging in negotiations over human fetal body parts.
The Center for Medical Progress released the first episode of their Human Capital documentary web series yesterday. This video, nearly 12 minutes long, is the third released by the group. Earlier in July, two videos were released, showing top executives from Planned Parenthood discussing the abortion giant’s fetal parts business.
The latest video features Dr. Katharine Sheehan, the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, and Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
The video largely focuses on another person, however. Holly O’Donnell is a 24-year old former procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC, a group which purchases the fetal parts from babies aborted by Planned Parenthood to then sell to other buyers.
Throughout the video, interspersed with potential buyers meeting with Sheehan and Ginde, O’Donnell shares her story….
Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood has hired crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker “as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal”:
SKDKnickerbocker is no newbie to working on Planned Parenthood issues. The Democratically aligned firm is run by well-connected operatives, including Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen. It also worked with the group during the 2012 election cycle, according to SKDKnickerbocker’s website.
SKDKnickerbocker is also the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure hired in 2012 when it was trying to fend off Planned Parenthood after deciding to break financial ties with the abortion giant.
The commercialization of human flesh sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie instead of the reality of what’s happening in Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation. As the third video of an undercover series was released by the Center for Medical Progress today, America was jolted awake, but this time it made people want to lose their breakfast. What they saw was baby parts being dissected in a pie pan. “This is a leg, this is a kidney, this is an arm.”
It is important to shine a light on these practices that take place behind closed doors. There are powerful forces conspiring to keep this information from the public and the media with the ostensible conviction that they are protecting a woman’s right to choose.
However, it is becoming obvious that many ideological groups are being used as pawns by powerful financial interests. – Vicki Evans (2009)
When Vicki Evans did her graduate research thesis on the financial ties of the abortion industry in 2009, one of her topics was a subject few understood: fetus farming. The name alone has horrific connotations, and those connotations adequately reflect the practice. Evans writes:
Fetus farming is a method of obtaining whole organs or other complex tissues. Its purpose is to create and harvest body parts intended for trafficking.
She cites, Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, who says, “[W]e have arrived at the point of creating human life merely to destroy it, harvesting it as little more than raw material, a commodity, for exploitation.”
(JillStanek.com) As someone on Twitter noted, “Each video just gets worse and worse.”
The latest video release from The Center for Medical Progress only adds to the growing volume of evidence that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and practitioners across the country are systemically involved in trafficking parts and organs from aborted babies for profit.
In this video, we are introduced to two new Planned Parenthood abortionists involved in the baby parts trade: Katharine Sheehan, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest (pictured top right), and Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (pictured bottom right).
Sheehan indicated her affiliate’s involvement in selling baby parts is long-standing: “We have already a relationship with ABR [Advanced Bioscience Resources, a baby parts buyer]… We’ve been using them for over 10 years… a long time, so we just kind of renegotiated the contracts. They’re doing the big collection for government level collections and things like that….”
“Government level collections” being baby parts you and I pay for, as spotlighted by the New York Times yesterday…
CONTENT WARNING: This article contains screenshots below of Planned Parenthood staff pulling out body parts such as kidney and spinal structure from an 11-week human fetus.
This morning, The Center for Medical Progress released an almost 12 minute documentary video that explores the market for aborted baby body parts. The footage shows the dissection of an 11-week aborted baby at a Colorado Planned Parenthood. The staff and potential parts buyer discuss the best way to provide compensation for harvesting and selling the organs and other body structures.
The video is embedded below with the footage from inside Planned Parenthood starting at 7:32:
The Montana section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is admittedly for abortion. They also oppose many abortion restrictions.
In March, the Montana Section of ACOG issued a statement opposing telemed abortion restrictions:
A closer look at the footnotes indicates that one of the articles they gathered their telemed abortion reasoning from was authored by the two abortion doctors exposed for selling aborted baby parts in a video sting.
Dr. Deborah Nucatola head of Planned Parenthood’s medical services department bragged how she will crush above or crush below the desired child’s organ to appease “buyers” of the fetal body parts.
Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council President Mary Gatterdescribed on tape how she would modify the abortion procedure, performing a “Less Crunchy” technique to obtain more “whole specimens.” Gatter then joked about wanting a Lamborghini.
D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortions are commonly used for second trimester abortions. These are the abortions that some lawmakers label as “dismemberment” abortions, and they are usually done from 16-22 weeks. They tend to be more complex because of the size of the baby, and therefore, dilating a woman’s cervix for this procedure is also more complex—and it’s also a subject of debate in medicine.
There are two schools of thought on dilating a woman’s cervix prior to a D&E: some use a laminaria (or other osmotic dilator), inserted the day before the abortion; some use buccal misoprostol (which most know as a drug used in medication abortions), given the same day as the abortion.