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Trafficking baby parts: The reality of Planned Parenthood

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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.”

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Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist who worked at a fetal procurement agency, describes the commercial trade of fetal parts in this video: “If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart, you’re going to get more money.”

Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, CO, is shown in the video as well. In it, the buyers are identifying prices for various body parts, and Ginde says: “I think a per item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

Vicki Evans, Respect Life Coordinator for the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Public Policy & Social Concerns, has researched the fetal parts industry for several years. This week Live Action reported on this topic, even before this video release. Evans said in her research:

When a business opportunity presents itself, a new industry will surely emerge to satisfy the need. The fetal parts industry could not have developed without a legal and protected abortion structure.

Evans adds, “So the fact that these fetal tissue procurement businesses exist and are active in the abortion industry should have been no surprise to the government…. But like many pro-life laws, enforcement has just never been a priority.”

And based on what another doctor in the video says, it’s not a surprise. In California, Katharine Sheehan, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest says to an interested buyer:

We have already a relationship with ABR (fetal parts buyer). We’ve been using them for over 10 years… so we just kind of renegotiated the contracts. They’re doing the big collection for government level collections and things like that.

And that’s the bottom line here.

In fact, ABR seems to have a profitable venture going:

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In 1993, President Clinton signed the National Institute of Health Revitalization Act, which mandated that fetal tissue could not be sold, and the only money that can change hands are actual expenses.

On all of these videos, the doctors talk about what they can get that “looks” legitimate, but actual expenses can hardly be calculated until the expense is paid. The fact is, they are playing with numbers, low enough to not look suspicious but high enough to net a profit.

In short, the aborted baby is worth more dead than alive, treated just like your old Honda. The fetal parts industry is widespread and highly profitable. That’s why they tell women it’s “just a clump of cells” but they can “do some good” if they donate that tissue. It’s why Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lied on national television and could not answer a single question about this baby selling industry. The only answer there is, as we have seen over and over, that the buyers and sellers are getting rich off of ripping babies from the womb and separating their parts in the lab where they negotiate for the highest price possible. Babies are now a commercial commodity, and human trafficking is real in abortion clinics.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t see a clump of tissue; that’s simply the ruse it uses because it sees the baby as dollar signs.

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