Congress tells Planned Parenthood director to appear at hearing for selling baby parts

Congress is wasting no time in its investigation of Planned Parenthood, after an undercover video released this week shows how the organization appears to be selling fetal parts from aborted babies.

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, asking that Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola to appear no later than July 31.

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Statements from Planned Parenthood fail to address illegal partial-birth abortion technique

Over the past few days, we have been disturbed to discover that Planned Parenthood operates in the sale of the parts of the babies they abort. The Center for Medical Progress on Tuesday released a video showing actors posing as potential buyers talking with Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola.

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Three ways Planned Parenthood and friends justify the sale of baby parts

After the release of the video of Planned Parenthood’s senior medical director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussing harvesting baby parts, Planned Parenthood made a statement attempting to spin the situation in their favor. Their fan base jumped to their defense with articles and cringe-worthy statements. If you haven’t heard their justifications, I’ll summarize.

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VIDEO: Lawmakers, media react to Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal

(JillStanek.com/by Hans Johnson)

We were shocked on July 14 by the blockbuster release of an undercover investigative video showing Planned Parenthood executive and abortionist Dr. Deborah Nucatola blithely discussing the value of keeping a baby’s organs intact during a late-term abortion. It was like a new Grimm’s Fairy Tale: “The better to harvest from you!”

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) movingly spoke for many as the news broke on the floor of the House:

At a weekly press briefing July 16, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said he’d instructed committees to investigate, but added he’d “vomit” if he had to talk specifically about the contents of the video…

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VA Gov. McAuliffe opposes investigating Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal

Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

Despite calls to do so by state Republican lawmakers, the Washington Post reports that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes investigating Planned Parenthood over this week’s aborted baby parts sale revelations.

“Governor McAuliffe was disturbed by the content of the video in question,” spokesman Brian Coy said,” but does not believe it should be fodder for political attacks on women’s access to health care.” According to Coy, McAuliffe “is confident that” the state’s existing health laws and regulations are sufficient to ensure “any violation of those laws and regulations will be reported and appropriate action taken.”

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Update: Baby Nathan, miscarried at 13 weeks, touched the world

Perhaps no 13-week-old baby has touched the world like Nathan Isaiah (you can read the original story here). His family chose to share his story and an image of him, and it went viral. His story was shared countless times, and has been featured in many online publications.

A year later, Nathan’s story is still tugging at heartstrings, showing the humanity of children inside of the womb. Nathan’s mother, Allison, remains in awe of the impact of his short life. Continue reading

Today, FRC “Not in our Town” campaign kicks off at DC Planned Parenthood site

Planned Parenthood Metro DCThe Family Research Council has announced a prayer vigil on Friday in protest of a new Planned Parenthood abortion center in Washington, DC.

The abortion giant shut down its Metro DC location on June 26, but has purchased property for a new facility at 1225 4th St. NE in Washington, DC. There, FRC is inviting as many pro-lifers as possible to gather on July 17 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM for a prayer vigil.

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ACLU sues Alabama to save one of its last second-trimester abortion clinics

ACLU Square LogoThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing Alabama over its 2013 law requiring abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges, Life News reports.

Abortion defenders fear the law could lead to the closure of West Alabama’s Women’s Center, the last abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa, which provides approximately 40% of the state’s abortions and is one of only two in Alabama to offer second-trimester abortions. This would allegedly “put women at risk” according to Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, staff attorney for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project.

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Pro-lifers hijack #PPShoutYourStory; #PlannedParenthood trends for three days straight on Twitter

Since the horrifying video on Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts was released on Tuesday, #PlannedParenthood has been consistently trending on Twitter, with tens of thousands of people tweeting about the abortion giant.

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Quote of the day: Collecting tissue is “like I’ve done something better”

deborah-nucatola-twitterBuyer: So, when you’re – when you know, in the back of your mind you’ve got X, Y, and Z organs that need to be procured and we want them to be reasonably intact, and you convert to breech, are you saying that pretty much, I mean there’s no guarantees with any of this, but we can pretty much count on having you know, the major areas, torso, thorax, abdomen intact –

PP: I’ll actually collect what you want sometimes, and put it aside.

Buyer: Oh, so you actually do the-

PP: If I see it. Why not? I’m right there. Oh, for sure, I mean to me, I don’t know, it makes the procedure that much better, like I’ve done something better.

~ Conversation between Dr. Deborah Nucatola (“PP”) and an actor posing as a fetal tissue procurement company rep, via the unedited transcript (and video – beginning at 1:33:05) from The Center for Medical Progress, July 15

Planned Parenthood ‘absolutely’ involved in the illegal sale of baby parts, says investigative journalist

The man behind an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood says the abortion giant is “absolutely” engaged in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts. During an appearance on the “O’Reilly Factor,” David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, said his organization spent years investigating Planned Parenthood’s involvement in selling the parts of aborted babies— and he has the evidence to prove it.

“We spent three years with our actors and investigators undercover deeply embedded with Planned Parenthood affiliates and top level executives,” Daleiden said. “We have heard from their own mouths many, many times over that they sell the body parts, and that they make money off of doing so— and they have the profit motive in doing so.”

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