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New undercover video shows sorting of aborted baby parts at Planned Parenthood

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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:

Also seen in the tape is Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Savita Ginde. Ginde concludes that receiving payment on a per organ removal basis will be most beneficial: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

United States federal law states that it is a crime to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer human fetal tissue as part of a sale. The punishment for such an act is fines and/or up to 10 years in prison.

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Planned Parenthood staff examine the human fetal remains following an abortion at 11 weeks. Source: The Center for Medical Progresss.

After identifying key body parts, Dr. Ginde praised the quality of the specimen, saying, “if I looked at that, I’d be like that’s good to go.” An unidentified Planned Parenthood assistant chimed in that the aborted baby parts were “five stars.”

Holly O’Donnell, a former technician at StemExpress, which purchases fetal organs from Planned Parenthood, says that in her position, “we were asked to procure certain tissues like brain, liver, thymus, panaceas, heart, lungs, and pretty much anything on the fetus.” She describes her first day on the job where she thought “what have I got myself into” when asked to pick out body parts from a dish at Planned Parenthood.

Live Action President Lila Rose condemned the abortion giant’s illegal and unethical practices.

“With this third investigative video, there can be no further denial from Planned Parenthood that the abortion giant is selling the body parts of the defenseless human beings it kills in its clinics,” Rose said. “The latest video shows the horror of abortion and how the doctors callously pick through baby body parts, discussing “intact” and “five-star” kidneys and spinal cords as if a price tag is attached to each.

“From CEO Cecile Richards, down through the ranks, it is clear that Planned Parenthood is engaging in a system-wide enterprise of profiting from the calculated destruction of human life. First, Planned Parenthood sells an abortion for several hundred to thousands of dollars, ending the life of a helpless preborn child. Then Planned Parenthood seeks to maximize its profit by selling the baby’s remains.

Planned Parenthood receives 40 percent of its annual budget from taxpayers, yet there is not one shred of accountability within the organization to end these unethical and illegal practices.   These practices are a direct attack on the most basic human rights and Ms. Richards’ only response to the mountain of evidence is to continually lie and mislead the media, elected officials, and the American taxpayer.”

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This shocking footage comes in the wake of two investigative videos this month that show Planned Parenthood senior staff haggling over the prices of tissue collected from aborted children.

In those tapes, which have been viewed over 2.5 million times, Planned Parenthood Senior Medical Director Dr. Deborah Nucatola is seen discussing the sale of fetal body parts. Video embedded below:

Future videos from inside Planned Parenthood are expected as David Daleiden, Project Lead for The Center for Medical Progress, notes that: “CMP’s investigative journalism work will continue to surface more compelling eyewitness accounts and primary source evidence of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking and selling baby parts for profit.”

Daleiden also encouraged Congress to take action, saying, “There should be  an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while Congress and the states determine the full extent of the organization’s lawbreaking.”

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Planned Parenthood staff sift through a dish of human tissue following an abortion at 11 weeks.

Congressional action is picking up steam as an investigation has been launched and a bill to defund Planned Parenthood has been introduced by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst, Rand Paul, and James Lankford. Senator Lankford remarked that, “It is time for federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood to end and let community health centers use that funding to provide health care services for those in greatest need.”

 

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